May 2, 2017 / 10:53 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - May 2

May 2 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** In an effort to pass legislative agenda, Liberal House leader Bardish Chagger announced that her government will make more use of time allocation, a practice that limits debate on specific bills or motions that will force votes and move the process along.

** Pembina Pipeline Corp, known for its oil sands pipelines and natural gas liquids businesses, is buying Veresen Inc in a C$9.7 billion deal, the fourth major takeover in Canada's energy infrastructure sector in just over a year.


** Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is being accused of falsely downplaying his role in Afghanistan in an attempt to thwart an investigation by the ethics commissioner, just days after he publicly apologized for falsely embellishing his role.

** After Kevin O' Leary's shock withdrawal from the Conservative Party's leadership election last week and his endorsement of rival Maxime Bernier, there's a growing consensus among close observers of the contest that it's Bernier's to lose - unless several campaigns mount a joint offensive in support of another specific candidate.

** Alternative mortgage lender Equitable Group Inc announced that it has lined up C$2 billion in standby credit in a bid to stem any contagion from troubled competitor Home Capital Group Inc which continues to experience a partial run on its funding. (Compiled by Vishal Sridhar)

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