April 11 (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 former chief financial officers of Alphabet Inc's Google and BlackBerry Ltd are joining Montreal-based venture capital firm iNovia Capital. tgam.ca/2EClImd
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is looking at an outright government purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline to ensure its planned expansion is completed to ship more oil to Asia-Pacific markets. tgam.ca/2IKarm3
The Chinese ambassador to Canada downplayed some of the perceived risk around the proposed C$1.5 billion ($1.19 billion)takeover of Aecon Group Inc saying takeovers by Chinese state-owned enterprises should be treated equally to those by other foreign firms. bit.ly/2qn4XXE
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Nova Scotia suggested at the lender's annual meeting of shareholders that Canada has a competitiveness problem, and impasses such as the one over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project aren't helping. bit.ly/2JCJUIS ($1 = 1.2608 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)