March 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** Governments across Canada must find a way to align on an economic strategy that reduces the length of time it takes to get major projects such as pipelines approved and built, Brian Porter, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Nova Scotia, said on Thursday. (tgam.ca/2EIpnkl)
** Long-time Goldcorp Inc chairman Ian Telfer will be entitled to a lump sum retirement cash payment of $12 million if Newmont Mining Corp succeeds in its acquisition of the company, Goldcorp said in a regulatory disclosure on Thursday. (tgam.ca/2EHn7tt)
** The Bank of Canada acknowledges it's "surprised" by how abruptly the economy is decelerating, particularly as Canadians curb their spending on such things as cars, home renovations and foreign vacations. (tgam.ca/2TkUPz8)
** The City of Ottawa selected SNC-Lavalin Group Inc to build a 12-kilometre (7.46 miles) extension to the Trillium Line and a 4-kilometre (2.49 miles) connection to the airport, a project that includes maintenance of the system for 27 years, the Montreal-based company announced on Thursday. (bit.ly/2EOpFq2) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)