PRESS DIGEST - Canada - Nov 12

Nov 12 (Reuters) - The following are top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. THE GLOBE AND MAIL: - Extending Canada's military mission in Afghanistan does not require Parliament's approval because the new approach will focus on training, not combat, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday. - Canada is launching negotiations with India toward a free trade deal that is projected to boost the economies of both nations by $6-billion a year once completed. BUSINESS: - A former corporate finance lawyer at Bay Street law firm Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg has been accused by the Ontario Securities Commission of tipping, handing over confidential information on several corporate deals that was used by others to trade stocks. NATIONAL POST - As Canadian governments turn increasingly to generic drugs to try to rein in healthcare costs, some researchers suggest duplicates can sometimes differ significantly from the brand-name original, potentially causing trouble for patients. Keywords: PRESSDIGEST/CANADA (Compiled by Bangalore Equities Newsdesk +91 80 4135 5800; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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