March 27, 2013 / 10:08 AM / 4 years ago

PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 27

March 27 (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

* More than a day after industrial waste water leaked from a Suncor Energy Inc site into the Athabasca River, the oil-sands giant and the province were still trying to determine which, if any, toxic materials were carried into the major Alberta waterway. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Suzuki Canada Inc will end its 30-year run of selling vehicles in Canada next year, the final withdrawal of Suzuki Motor Corp from markets it once thought so important that it manufactured vehicles here. ()

* Canadian and South Korean officials are playing down Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s assertion that a free-trade deal between the countries is imminent. Flaherty, who is on a four-day trip to drum up business in Asia, said Monday after a speech in Hong Kong that Canada is “very close” to wrapping up an agreement with South Korea. ()

NATIONAL POST

* Canadians continue to pay more to fund a “gold plated” parliamentary pension plan that spending watchdogs say has taxpayers ultimately contributing more than C$25 for every dollar from MPs. The federal government announced last fall it is overhauling the parliamentary pension plan - including tripling MP contributions and increasing retirement age - after the next election. ()

FINANCIAL POST

* Target Canada president Tony Fisher addressed Tuesday the sticker shock gripping some consumers who expected the retailer’s prices would be on par with its U.S. stores when it opened outlets across the country this month. ()

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