Oct 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** Canadian children with a rare and often fatal neuromuscular disorder, spinal muscular atrophy, are about to gain public funding for one of the world's most expensive medications as Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance has reached a deal for Spinraza, the first drug to treat the underlying genetic cause of the disease. The group cut a deal with Spinraza's maker Biogen. tgam.ca/2QvMx1H
** Toronto small-business owners are urging candidates in this month's municipal election to take action on property tax as a temporary measure to cap increases in the soaring property tax bills expires in December. tgam.ca/2QwvhcH
** Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced on Wednesday that Ottawa would not appeal a Federal Court of Appeal decision from August that quashed approvals for the Trans Mountain expansion project. bit.ly/2Qv09dh
** National Steel Car Ltd, a manufacturer of steel rail cars, is pursuing an appeal after its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a major Ontario electricity fee was struck down earlier this year. bit.ly/2QsiojS
Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom