April 20, 2018 / 11:53 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-April 20

April 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** The Canadian unit of Toys "R" Us Inc entered into a confidentiality agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd on Thursday that could result in a C$300 ($237.12) million deal that allows the business to exit bankruptcy protection and separate from its struggling U.S. parent company. (tgam.ca/2K3zNgb)

** Internet users with Rogers Communications Inc e-mail addresses are raising concerns about new terms of service that allow their communications to be monitored for advertising purposes. (tgam.ca/2Hyi4iH)

** Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is urging Canadian corporations to fully disclose the risk that climate change poses to their businesses, but refuses to commit Ottawa to such a disclosure if it provides financial backing to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (tgam.ca/2HdxPMB)


** In the wrong hands, Alberta's new law to cut off oil shipments to British Columbia could be "very dangerous" even if the powers help in the fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the short term, Canadian oil and gas executives said on Thursday. (bit.ly/2qODwFw)

** Hiku Brands Co Ltd on Thursday said it is acquiring medical marijuana company WeedMD Inc in a shares-only transaction worth roughly C$240 million. (bit.ly/2JZiUDo) ($1 = 1.2652 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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