PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Dec 9

Dec 9 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:

– In a ruling designed to prod the Supreme Court of Canada
into revamping sentencing philosophies, a five-judge Alberta
Court of Appeal panel said that trial judges must be restrained
from injecting their personal views and predilections into the
sentencing process.

– Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are
negotiating a perimeter security agreement with the United
States — a deal designed to ensure the vital trade flow
between Canada and its largest trading partner is not choked
off by the aggressive U.S. security bureaucracy.

BUSINESS:

– Canada’s oil companies are bracing for sharply higher
costs for carbon dioxide output, despite stumbling progress in
the U.S. and Canada to impose regulations on large emitters.

– Insurers are pressing Ottawa to change laws that ban
governments and sovereign wealth funds from owning their
shares, arguing that the recent financial crisis has
demonstrated the need for greater access to financing.

NATIONAL POST:

– The Canadian Medical Association and influential British
medical journal The Lancet have joined the growing campaign
against plans by the Quebec government to expand a
controversial asbestos mine.

– A Quebec human rights tribunal has ordered Bombardier Inc
(BBDb.TO: ) to pay more than $300,000 for refusing to train a
Canadian pilot whom U.S. transport safety officials had
labelled a threat to aviation and national security.

FINANCIAL POST:

– With a desperate need to secure financing for its
flagship project in Mongolia, Ivanhoe Mines (IVN.TO: ) and Rio
Tinto (RIO.L: ) have set aside their differences and struck a
deal to move the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project rapidly into
production in 2012.

PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Dec 9