Canada - June 18



June 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

- A private equity firm headed by former cannabis entrepreneur Chuck Rifici is in talks to acquire significant assets of the controversial tech company MindGeek, which owns Pornhub, one of the world’s largest pornography sites, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. Link

- The federal government is facing accusations of favouring Air Canada AC.TO over consumers, as Ottawa lends the airline money to provide customer refunds while Washington seeks to punish the carrier for refusing to give U.S. passengers their money back more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Link

NATIONAL POST

- The founder of Moderna Inc MRNA.O is urging businesses, universities and governments in Canada to create a biotech hub in this country like the ones in Boston and San Francisco so it can rely less on foreign nations the next time there is a global health crisis. Link

- Pembina Pipeline Corp PPL.TO and TC Energy Corp TRP.TO said they will jointly develop a carbon transportation and sequestration grid with the capacity to transport more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 annually. Link (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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