PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 22

Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:41am EDT
 
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March 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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* For 45 years, the Canadian International Development Agency has been synonymous with Canada's efforts to alleviate poverty and respond to disasters abroad. That brand - as Canada and the world know it, at least - is no longer.

The Conservative government announced on Thursday that CIDA, once a standalone agency, will be absorbed into the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. ()

* Quebec is accusing the federal government of attacking the province with a budget that threatens to sabotage its economy. ()

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