Aug 28 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from select Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Ottawa says it has no plans to consider decriminalizing hard drugs, such as heroin, despite calls from local politicians, health officials and experts who argue such a radical action is needed to combat the overdose epidemic that first hit British Columbia and is now a national crisis. tgam.ca/2whE49s
World Bank auditors suspect executives at the Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier Inc employed collusion and bribery to win a $340-million (U.S.) contract in Azerbaijan. tgam.ca/2whURJu
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain. tgam.ca/2whUvmb
U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to "terminate" the North American free-trade agreement for the second time in a week, blaming Canada and Mexico for being "very difficult" in renegotiation talks. tgam.ca/2wC4BAO (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)