September 7, 2018 / 10:42 AM / 10 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Sept 7

Sept 7 (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 government has publicly acknowledged it has been conducting security tests since 2013 on smartphones and telecommunication equipment sold in Canada by Chinese giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a company the United States and Australia regard as a potential tool for state-sponsored cyberspying.

** Canada's Telus Health is joining forces with London-based AI company Babylon Health to bring virtual medical services, including video consultations, to Canadians who do not have a family doctor or are in rural locations far from a surgery.

** Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pitch his government's efforts to unlock private-sector money needed to help meet a set of ambitious United Nations sustainable-development goals as a key part of Canada's bid for a UN Security Council seat in New York later this month.


** Opposition Members of Parliament are criticizing a clause in the government's contract to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline that includes protections for its previous owner, Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.

** A Quebec Superior Court judgment has awarded two Montreal businessmen nearly C$5 million ($3.81 million) in damages against the Canada Revenue Agency, meaning taxpayers may have an easier time holding the tax collector accountable for its actions.

$1 = 1.3132 Canadian dollars Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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