November 22, 2018 / 10:59 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Nov 22

Nov 22 (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 federal government unveiled a C$595-million ($449.87 million) package over five years to help Canada's media sector, including measures to facilitate fundraising by non-profit news organizations and tax breaks to fund the production of original content.

** Alberta will temporarily stop issuing licences to sell cannabis and is rationing supply amid a countrywide marijuana shortage.

** Tobacco giant Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc is launching a flagship outlet for its IQOS vaping products at West Edmonton Mall on Friday – but the store has no name.


** Alberta government could avoid losing out on as much as C$2.9 billion ($2.19 billion) in royalty revenues if it were to force local oil companies to throttle back crude production in the province, a highly divisive policy option currently being considered.

$1 = 1.3226 Canadian dollars Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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