Dec 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux said in an interview that it appears the primary cause of the sudden spike in federal deficit projections is an accounting change the government adopted in 2018 related to public-sector pensions. tgam.ca/37pzbN0
** Small-business owners are readying for employees to request time off to take training courses as part of a new federal government program that begins on Jan 1. tgam.ca/37pHE2H
** Canada's largest banks are gearing up for fierce competition in the credit-card market in anticipation of Air Canada's 2020 relaunch of the popular Aeroplan loyalty program. tgam.ca/39jBrah
Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom