August 23, 2019 / 11:04 AM / 4 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Aug 23

Aug 23 (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 Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong said on Friday it has banned work travel to China by local staff, two weeks after Chinese authorities detained a Hong Kong employee of the British consulate. tgam.ca/30vgvIy

** Hasbro Inc is purchasing Toronto-based Entertainment One Ltd in a $4 billion all-cash deal that brings together the maker of Transformers toys and the Monopoly game with the producer of children's shows, Peppa Pig and Clifford the Big Red Dog. tgam.ca/30tQaum

** Vancouver-based drug development company Chinook Therapeutics has raised $65 million from a trio of American venture capital funds to advance precision medicines for kidney disorders. tgam.ca/30uNU5U

** The provincial government and the Ontario Medical Association has unveiled a list of 11 changes to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) on Thursday that are supposed to save money and protect patients from the risks that can come with tests and treatments they don't need. tgam.ca/2ZqK40t

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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