Feb 14 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
* Some expenses claimed by Senator Pamela Wallin are "very
unusual", according to the senior Conservative responsible for
Senate spending. Wallin is facing an audit of expenses including
more than C$350,000 ($349,100) in travel over a period of 27
months - an average of nearly C$13,000 per month.
* Ontario's horse-racing track operator says it's being
forced to slash hundreds of positions to keep pace with a
reduction in revenue. Woodbine Entertainment Group says it's
cutting 109 salaried jobs at its Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks.
Reports in the business section:
* A new player from Canada's East Coast is rolling the dice
on the high-stakes game of wireless communications. Eastlink, a
unit of Bragg Communications Inc, will become the
latest upstart to wade into the cut-throat wireless market on
Friday, when it begins selling services at its flagship Halifax
* The spectre of the United States and Europe joining forces
in a sweeping free-trade union ratchets up pressure on Canada to
conclude its own transatlantic deal in the next couple of
months. After nearly three years of negotiations, Canada and the
European Union are close to reaching a final agreement.
* Ottawa Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wasn't involved in
the costly decision to relocate a Mississauga gas plant during
the 2011 election, even though she was co-chair of the Liberal
campaign. That's what she'll tell a legislative committee
looking into the gas plants controversy if she's asked to
testify, she said on Wednesday.
* Toronto-based miner Kinross Gold Corp reported a
multi-billion dollar net loss in its fourth quarter after taking
a C$3.2 billion impairment charge, mostly on its Tasiast mine in