October 6, 2017 / 10:42 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 6

Oct 6 (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 court ordered the Vancouver-based mining giant Teck Resources Ltd to pay a C$1.425 million ($1.13 million) fine to the Environmental Damages Fund after pleading guilty in a B.C. Provincial Court Thursday to three counts of violating the Fisheries Act. (tgam.ca/2fNuIuo)

** TransCanada Corp killed its controversial C$15.7 billion Energy East pipeline proposal on Thursday, provoking a bitter regional battle over the Liberal government's energy and environment policies. (tgam.ca/2fOP5Yh)

** Ontario is rolling its proposed changes to event-ticket legislation into a larger consumer protection bill that will attempt to widen the opportunities to enforce its new ticket rules. These rules will include a ban on ticket scalping "bot" software and a maximum 50 percent markup on resold tickets. (tgam.ca/2fQBzna)


** The federal government is hanging up 80,000 traditional landlines in favor of using the internet to make voice calls. Shared Services Canada inked a C$176 million, seven-year deal with Telus Corp to provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), instant messaging and desktop videoconferencing services for Shared Services Canada, Ottawa announced Thursday. (bit.ly/2fPa8Km)

** The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is delaying its announcement on preliminary anti-dumping duties against Bombardier Inc until Friday. The company is expected to face additional export duties on its CSeries commercial jet. (bit.ly/2fPutiQ)

** Toronto city council voted 24-11 against renaming the stadium at Centennial Park after former mayor Rob Ford, who died in March 2016 at the age of 46 after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. (bit.ly/2fPbzZg) ($1 = C$1.26) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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