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PRESS DIGEST-Canada - Aug 21

·1 min read

Aug 21 (Reuters) - 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

** The Canadian government announced C$37-billion ($28.02 billion) in new income-support measures Thursday as it drastically eased eligibility rules for employment insurance, offering coverage for the underemployed that extends well into 2021. https://tgam.ca/32g90Y3

** Several independent internet service providers are raising their prices, blaming a recent federal cabinet decision that suggested Canada's telecom regulator erred when it ordered lower wholesale broadband rates last year. https://tgam.ca/3hiuxFP

** Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the consumer watchdog for the country's banks, has fined Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce more than C$1.2-million for previously disclosed errors that incorrectly charged fees to 1.3 million credit card customers over a 15-year span. https://tgam.ca/2QfoPss

NATIONAL POST

** The Canadian government is giving C$23 million to 3M Canada Company to establish protective mask making capabilities in Ontario, as the country seeks to lock down domestic supplies of personal protective equipment. https://bit.ly/32bJpzw

($1 = 1.3204 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)