March 23 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** Canada's BC Green Party, which holds the balance of power in the provincial legislature, has softened its threat to topple the NDP government over its pursuit of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects for British Columbia. (tgam.ca/2DPe8nv)
** The Alberta government has laid out ambitions to get its budget balanced within five years, including a deficit that drops to below $9 billion in the coming fiscal year. But its blueprint relies heavily on yet unbuilt pipeline capacity and revenues from federally imposed increases to its carbon tax beginning in 2021. (tgam.ca/2pwURmG)
** Canada's Bank of Montreal is delving deeper into the cannabis sector, with investment banking subsidiary BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc leading a $100 million bought deal for marijuana company Cronos Group Inc. (bit.ly/2G7xsyE)
** Canada's telecommunications regulator won't require the Big Three wireless carriers to open up their wireless networks to smaller players yet, but it will make them come up with cheaper, data-only cell phone plans. (bit.ly/2G6Hjoh) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)