June 13 (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 Canadian government is leading a multipronged effort to enlist U.S. politicians and businesses in a fight against punitive import taxes U.S. President Donald Trump has slapped on steel and aluminum from Canada. (tgam.ca/2y6fc8X)
** Quebec oil junior Junex Inc is merging with Calgary's Cuda Energy Inc, the latest driller to lose its independence in the French-speaking province as Premier Philippe Couillard's government moves to tighten the rules on oil and gas exploration and production. (tgam.ca/2LJWOoq)
** Shaw Communications Inc is attempting to sell its stake in broadcaster Corus Entertainment Inc as part of a strategy to build a war chest for expansion of its Freedom Mobile wireless network. (tgam.ca/2JNCCoq)
** U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about Canadian trade underscore the need for Canada to find new outlets for its oil, the head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said Tuesday. (bit.ly/2JUCtzo) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)