PRESS DIGEST – Canada – March 22 | Reuters

PRESS DIGEST – Canada – March 22

Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:48am EDT



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March 22 (Reuters) – The following are top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.



– Federalist politicians are lashing out at the Bloc Quebecois for comparing today’s Quebec sovereigntists with the French resistance fighters of the 1940s, arguing that any analogy involving the Second World War is absurd.

– Vancouver’s streetcar experiment of running cars between the Canada Line’s Olympic Village station and Granville Island ended after Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said he has no ideas on a permanent solution for the route.


– Real estate agents are set to vote on Monday in an effort to stave off pressure from the Competition Bureau as the changes proposed by the Canadian Real Estate Association votes would allow individuals to handle a greater portion of home sales on their own, while still taking advantage of the organization’s powerful listings database.

– The International Monetary Fund warned the world’s wealthiest nations Sunday to watch their surging levels of government debt, saying it could drag down the growth needed to ensure continued economic recovery.


– Canada won a silver medal in the women’s relay at the world short-track speedskating championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, capping a five-medal weekend. Valerie Maltais who earned a silver medal helped Canada qualify in its semifinal race on Friday.


– Four Rio Tinto Ltd (RIO.AX) (RIO.L) executives, including an Australian national named Stern Hu, Rio’s top iron ore negotiator in China, accused of giving and receiving bribes and illegally obtaining commercial secrets will stand trial in an event full of potential political implications.

– John Powles, one of the most significant figures in Canada-Japan relations for more than a quarter of a century, died on March 14 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.

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