Jan 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** There are 55 companies preparing to go public on the Canadian Securities Exchange, a market for upstart companies that has become a popular listing venue for U.S. cannabis companies. (tgam.ca/2RQ1HD4)
** Canada's transportation regulator has launched an investigation into railway service in British Columbia's Lower Mainland after receiving complaints from companies that rely on the Port of Vancouver to reach markets. (tgam.ca/2RVmMwd)
** Vention Inc, a rapidly-growing Montreal startup that enables industrial manufacturing professionals to create, design and order custom equipment with a few mouse clicks, has secured C$17 million ($12.83 million) in venture financing led by Bain Capital Ventures and backed by previous investors White Star Capital, Bolt Innovation Management and Real Ventures. (tgam.ca/2RJHTkU)
** The Ontario Securities Commission kicked off a broad consultation on Monday aimed at reducing costly and outdated rules and lightening the regulatory burden on companies. (bit.ly/2RJtxB5)
** Unifor Canada said the Ontario and federal governments are new allies in its fight against General Motors Co's decision to close its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario. (bit.ly/2RLuCbE) ($1 = 1.3254 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)