June 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 United States and Japan declined to sign onto an agreement between the other G7 countries to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the world's oceans and cut down on the usage of single-use plastics, such as straws, bottles and cups. (tgam.ca/2LIp8aX)
** Some Tim Hortons franchisees are threatening a public protest if management does not agree to overturn a decision to revoke the licence of Mark Kuziora, a restaurant owner who was critical of the company. (tgam.ca/2LFnS8f)
** A new C$75 million ($57.7 million) venture capital fund is being launched to develop early-stage fintech companies and artificial intelligence applications for financial services with the backing of large financial institutions including the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and Sun Life Financial Inc . (bit.ly/2HBynHf)
** DavidsTea Inc Chief Executive Officer Joel Silver is making an impassioned pitch for stability as the battle for control of the struggling tea retailer comes to a head at the company's annual general meeting this week. (bit.ly/2HH8O7I) ($1 = C$1.3005) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)