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PRESS DIGEST- Canada- July 18

July 18 (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

** Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is pouring more money into McInnis Cement after efforts to sell the controversial Gaspé Peninsula project in a deal wherein the pension fund will lend C$150 million ($114.88 million)to the venture. https://tgam.ca/2xUEMuM


** Acacia Mining is facing a new threat to its African gold-mining operations, as it pushes for a higher takeover offer from parent company Barrick Gold in which a directive from Tanzania's environment regulator threatens to cripple production at the mine, which accounted for about two-thirds of Acacia's gold output last year. https://tgam.ca/2xTY4k2


** A joint venture led by Chevron Corp is proposing to rely on two energy plays in British Columbia and Alberta to help supply an export terminal for liquefied natural gas on the West Coast. https://tgam.ca/2xVaYOB


NATIONAL POST

** Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Holdings Inc strengthened its bid to become the leading U.S. cannabis player on Wednesday with the $825 million acquisition of the privately held GR Companies Inc. http://bit.ly/2xQKe1P ($1 = 1.3057 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)