August 16, 2018 / 11:13 AM / a month ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Aug 16

Aug 16 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL

The Ontario government said it will not reverse a decision to stop the opening of new overdose-prevention sites despite critics saying the facilities save lives and Toronto police issuing warnings after a recent string of overdose deaths. tgam.ca/2MvdILz

Air Canada's Ben Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer, will be named chief executive officer of Air France-KLM on Thursday, according to sources. tgam.ca/2w9FMdk

NATIONAL POST

A C$5 billion investment by U.S.-based alcoholic beverage company Constellation Brands Inc in leading Canadian pot producer Canopy Growth Corp has raised the stakes in the global cannabis industry. bit.ly/2P7U9HP

The Alberta Securities Commission has dismissed an application to temporarily ban prominent U.S. shortseller Marc Cohodes from trading in Badger Daylighting Ltd as a result of social media posts he made about the company. bit.ly/2KTPOog (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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