PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Oct 24

Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:45am EDT
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Oct 24 (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 Stephen Harper government is sharpening its policy on takeovers by foreign corporations to single out firms controlled by other governments and set more detailed conditions they must meet before Ottawa would approve a deal, sources say.

* Finance Canada is excluding provincial numbers from new reports that will focus on whether government finances are sustainable over the long term.

After the release of his latest audit, Auditor General Michael Ferguson called on Finance to produce reports for both federal and provincial finances that would show the state of Canada's public finances as a whole.

Reports in the business section:   Continued...