PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 11

Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:07am EDT
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March 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 Parti Québécois government is bracing for a passionate debate on its proposed language policy as public hearings begin this week on a bill to reinforce the use of French in Quebec society.

* The contenders trailing Philippe Couillard in the race to replace Jean Charest as Quebec Liberal leader are grasping at the Ontario party's recent example for hope their race is not over. With Couillard firmly in the lead and, according to some reports, holding the support of around half of committed delegates, his two opponents are evoking Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's come-from-behind victory as they try to rally their troops for next weekend's leadership vote.

* As a number of transit systems move toward unstaffed trains, the Toronto Transit Commission is taking a half-step in that direction, laying the groundwork for largely hands-off operation on one of its two lines within a few years.