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March 29 (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. President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday aimed at boosting coal-fired electricity and unraveling key elements of his predecessor's climate-change policies – a move that will increase political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's own climate agenda. tgam.ca/2o6hoY6
** The Ontario government is taking steps to boost consumer confidence in the industry for newly-built homes in the province. A new standalone regulator will provide better oversight of home builders, Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles said. tgam.ca/2o6at0U
** Canada is bracing for an intense global technology race as Ottawa, the provinces and corporations pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the burgeoning artificial intelligence sector in a bid to keep the country competitive as it faces technological changes in the year ahead. tgam.ca/2o676aa
** Two Canadian gold giants, Barrick Gold Corp and Goldcorp Inc, will form a partnership in Chile's gold belt in a multi-faceted deal that will see Goldcorp commit nearly $1 billion as miners look for creative solutions to find and fund new sources of growth. bit.ly/2o6aeD3
** The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that cabinet ministers are not entitled to wait "as many years as they see fit" before responding to valid requests from the public. bit.ly/2o6lE9P
** Boston Pizza is banking on a tech-forward urban restaurant concept as casual dining chains across the country are struggling to hold on to customer traffic. bit.ly/2o6asdn (Compiled by Shalini Nagarajan in Bengaluru)