July 26 (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 Canadian Prime Minister’s Office is defending a Conservative MP who raised thousands of dollars at a private fundraiser that had deep connections with a company registered to lobby the federal government.
* Suncor Energy Inc, Canada’s oil sands goliath is taking a hard look at tens of billions of dollars of planned spending, and threatening to pull back from big projects unless it can wrangle back costs and boost profits.
* Canadian intelligence services appear to have probed financial links between Canada and Chinese companies as scrutiny continues to mount on China’s interest in Canada’s natural resources sector.
* Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd shareholders may have gotten the chief executive they wanted in Hunter Harrison, but it came at a price.