Feb 13 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
* Ontario's opposition Progressive Conservatives have
offered up a sweeping new road map for post-secondary education,
advocating teaching-only professors, higher tuition fees for
"elite programs," and a "colleges first" culture aimed at
getting graduates jobs.
* The chair of Toronto's public works committee has ordered
a review after more than 100 "selfish" drivers delayed
streetcars by parking in their paths after last week's snowfall.
Reports in the business section:
* It will take until at least 2017 before TransCanada Corp's
much-vaunted plan to take oil across the country can
take Alberta oil to Eastern Canada, a lengthy timeline that
casts into question the role of that project in easing current
pricing pain for the oil patch.
* Mold-Masters Ltd, the innovative maker of injection
moulding equipment for the plastics industry, has been sold to
Ohio-based Milacron LLC for C$975 million. Mold-Masters was
controlled by 3i Group PLC, a British private equity
firm for the past five years.
* Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's prepared to
testify before a legislative committee about the controversial
cancellation of two gas plants. She says it's important that the
information about the cancellations - which will cost taxpayers
at least C$230 million - be released. She also noted that she
asked the auditor general to add the canceled gas plant in
Oakville to his current probe of the Mississauga project, which
was canceled during the 2011 election campaign.
* Financial leaders of the world's richest countries,
including Canada, are talking tough to emerging nations, warning
their efforts to shore up domestic economies could lead to a
currency war and possibly derail a global recovery.