PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 28

Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:50am EDT
 
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March 28 (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

* The Harper government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere, which would make Canada the only country in the world outside the agreement. ()

* A man who killed a Toronto police officer while driving a stolen snowplow has been found not criminally responsible for his actions, further politicizing a debate about how mentally ill offenders are treated in Canada's criminal justice system. ()

Reports in the business section:

* A leak at a Suncor Energy Inc oil sands site poured an estimated 350,000 litres of industrial waste water into the Athabasca River over a 10-hour period, causing "a short term, negligible impact on the river" earlier this week, the company said late on Wednesday. ()   Continued...