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PRESS DIGEST- Canada - June 4

June 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has appointed former federal cabinet minister Jane Philpott to lead its pandemic data effort, in a bid to better integrate the province's fragmented health care system in the face of the COVID-19 fight.

** St. Michael's Hospital says the insurance firm liable for construction work on its redevelopment project cannot use the recent discovery of e-mails that the insurer alleges are proof of collusion in the bidding process to avoid its obligations.


** Former Conservative cabinet minister Stockwell Day resigned from both the Telus Corp board of directors and a business law firm McMillan LLP after comments he made on TV about racism in Canada.

** Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the province would be "seriously considering" legal action against the federal government over its recent ban on firearms. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)