December 21, 2017 / 10:57 AM / 2 years ago

PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Dec 21

Dec 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson has ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke Canada's ethics law over two all-expenses-paid family trips to the Bahamas, rejecting the assertion his host was a close friend and dismissing his rationale for accepting helicopter flights to the private island.

** The Canadian government's export agency, acknowledging a "political-exposure" risk, has canceled a deal to help finance the sale of a luxury Bombardier jet to the controversial business tycoons at the heart of South Africa's corruption scandal.

** The Canadian government will impose a carbon tax on Jan. 1, 2019, in any province that does not have a pricing plan that meets Ottawa's standards, federal ministers vowed on Wednesday.


** U.S. Department of Commerce upheld a preliminary decision and hit Bombardier Inc with a slightly reduced 292.31 percent tariff on Wednesday after it concluded the Montreal-based company had been dumping its CSeries aircraft into the U.S. market and had received unfair government subsidies.

** The Canadian government has unveiled its pensions-for-life plan for injured veterans, boosting financial compensation for those hurt while in military service even as it acknowledges that not everyone will be happy with the new program. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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