January 31, 2018 / 10:59 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Jan 31

Jan 31 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Ahead of the Canadian government's July 1 date for federal legalization of recreational marijuana, two marijuana producers the Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd and Tilray are planning to go public in coming weeks. tgam.ca/2BFDMu0

** Calgary-based Shaw Communications Inc confirmed on Tuesday that it has offered voluntary severance packages to 6,500 non-unionized employees of both Shaw and Freedom Mobile and expects about 10 percent of those workers to accept the offer. tgam.ca/2BFTWDB


** British Columbia's government wants to restrict shipments of oilsands crude in pipelines and on railways cars in the province through a series of proposed new rules that is set to create additional uncertainty for Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's C$7.4 billion ($6 billion) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. bit.ly/2BHEK9c

** Next week, the Ontario government will receive C$1 billion, the gross proceeds from its latest green bond offering. It's the fourth offering it will have completed over the past three years, the largest it has brought to the market and the biggest by any Canadian issuer. bit.ly/2BGfDn9 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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