PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 13

Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:44am EDT
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March 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.


* Anglophone municipal leaders predict chaos and the end of linguistic peace in Quebec if the Parti Québécois government proceeds with a provision in its language bill to withdraw the bilingual status of certain municipalities.

* The British Columbia government has withdrawn controversial sections of a new bill that opponents claim would have privatized the Canadian province's forests after an outcry over a lack of public consultation in the process.

* A 20-year-old Toronto man charged with stabbing a stranger on a subway train last month was back in court on Tuesday on fresh charges, also involving apparently random attacks.