Feb 21 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
* Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan has taken a major step
towards a possible political comeback. Sullivan won the British
Columbia Liberal nomination in Vancouver-False Creek, a riding
that covers most of downtown Vancouver, setting the stage for
his candidacy in the May 14 provincial election.
* Health officials are investigating another massive
cross-country beef recall after frozen burgers sold by Canada
Safeway Ltd. tested positive for E. coli bacteria.
Reports in the business section:
* A Russian leasing company has agreed to purchase up to 42
Bombardier Inc C-Series aircraft in a potential
$3.42-billion deal, the aircraft manufacturer said on
* Canadian goods exports to China surged 15 per cent last
year to $19.3-billion, paced by a near-doubling of canola seed
and canola oil shipments, according to newly tabulated
government trade figures.
* A newly unsealed police affidavit alleges that
unidentified administrators of McGill University Health Centre
committed fraud in the awarding of a $1.3-billion contract to
SNC-Lavalin Group to build a super hospital in
* Opposition parliamentarians were dropped from the guest
list for an awards ceremony honoring volunteers from across the
country, an event that some had worried would become political.
* Lufthansa, United Airlines and Air
Canada are set to win approval from the European
Union's competition regulator for their transatlantic tie-up
with their offer to give up airport slots, a person familiar
with the matter said.
* Calgary-based Talisman, which has cut its 2013 capital
budget 25 percent to C$3 billion ($3 billion) and plans to raise
about C$500 million this year through asset sales and joint
ventures, said 90 employees in its Calgary office were being let
go because of low North American gas prices and spending