September 1, 2017 / 12:21 PM / 3 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Sept 1

Sept 1 (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

Bombardier Transportation won a lucrative tender to install train signalling systems in Azerbaijan by keeping a separate set of books that concealed the presence of a Russian-controlled shell company from the World Bank, and ignored a whistle-blower who raised alarms, a Swedish court heard on Thursday. tgam.ca/2woem4A

The Liberal government has established an advisory council on the North American free-trade agreement and the environment as Ottawa tries to persuade the Trump administration to increase environmental protections in the trade deal. tgam.ca/2woQJsL

British Columbia students are heading back to schools filled with thousands of new teachers, recruited from across Canada and internationally, as the province remakes the education system in the wake of a major Supreme Court of Canada decision that led to the hiring spree. tgam.ca/2woHbxU

NATIONAL POST

As Sears Canada executive chairman Brandon Stranzl prepares to launch a bid for the ailing department store chain, questions persist as to how his wife was able to secure an executive role with the retailer that lasted for more than a year and ended weeks before the company filed for bankruptcy protection. bit.ly/2woX5Zm (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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