PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Nov 2

Fri Nov 2, 2012 6:31am EDT
 
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Nov 2 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL

* Prime Minister Stephen Harper will land in India this weekend with a simple mission: rekindling a number of high-profile trade deals with this rapidly expanding economy that have either stalled or made slow progress.

* Just two days after vowing he would not hide from the corruption scandal that has swamped his city and brought an emergency ethics crackdown from the province, the mayor of Montreal Gerald Tremblay has left on a surprise vacation.

Reports in the business section:

* BCE Inc vowed to protect its dividend strategy and consider other takeovers if last-ditch efforts to rescue a C$3 billion bid for Astral Media Inc fail.

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