May 17, 2017 / 10:56 AM / 6 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada- May 17

May 17 (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

** Hybrid and electric vehicles should generate billions of dollars in revenue for Linamar Corp, chief executive officer Linda Hasenfratz says. (tgam.ca/2pTxUrU)

** Despite widespread attention paid to the opioid crisis, the number of prescriptions filled for the powerful painkillers and the number of people taking them have continued to rise in Ontario, a new report says. (tgam.ca/2pVZwfm)

** British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is leaving the door open to electoral reform – one of the Green Party's "deal breakers" to secure its support in a potential minority legislature. (tgam.ca/2pVxFf6)

NATIONAL POST

** Postmedia Network Canada Corp, Canada's largest newspaper company, has appointed Janet Ecker, a former Ontario finance minister and advocate for Toronto's financial services industry, to its board of directors. (bit.ly/2pTqEMU)

** Pieridae Energy is looking for more deals after going public through a reverse takeover of Quebec City's Petrolia Inc . (bit.ly/2rpLiV8)

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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