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June 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** A coalition of creative groups is pleading with the federal government to intervene in a ruling by Canada's broadcast regulator they say will cut funding for Canadian-made television programming. (tgam.ca/2uqwVRZ)
** Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp will pay a special dividend of C$4-billion to the federal government over the next two years, saying it has excess capital above its required targets. (tgam.ca/2trfS5n)
** The Liberal government is proposing new rules that would require resource companies to consult with Ottawa and Indigenous communities on major projects well before the firms finalize their plans and apply for regulatory approval. (tgam.ca/2tsMH1w)
** British Columbia's New Democrats will return to power at the legislature for the first time in 16 years, after toppling Premier Christy Clark's Liberals Thursday and being asked by the lieutenant-governor to form the next government. (bit.ly/2tsC7aK)
** A shortage of the adjudicators appointed to hear immigration appeals is causing the system to grind to a halt in western Canada, according to several immigration lawyers. (bit.ly/2uqojea)
** A freeze on new Indian status registrations could begin late next week after a Quebec judge ruled against granting parliament more time to get its act together. (bit.ly/2sos7jm) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)