May 31, 2019 / 11:14 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada- May 31

May 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.


** U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence made a personal appeal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday to bar Huawei Technologies from supplying gear to Canada's next generation 5G wireless networks, saying the Chinese telecom giant represents a national security risk to Western countries.

** The federal Infrastructure Bank is putting up as much as C$2-billion for an upgrade to GO Transit across Southern Ontario, helping electrify GO Rail's trains and increase their frequency, aiming to turn the commuter service into an all-day transit option.


** Only 79% of Canadian CEO's expressed confidence in the country's economy, according to the latest KPMG Global CEO Survey, compared to 94% in last year's report.

** The Ontario government is freeing up its infrastructure agency to try to sell its consulting services outside the province's borders, a plan the chief executive of the organization says could lead to opportunities for domestic companies with public-private partnership experience. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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