PRESS DIGEST-Canada-April 10

Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:28am EDT
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April 10 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Unionized employees of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a strike should contract talks with the retail giant break down. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents more than 7,000 LCBO staff, says 95 percent of the members voted in favour of a walkout. ()

* Montreal is lifting its 65-year-old, Prohibition-style ban on street food, providing hope for sidewalk foodies and ending a quirky distinction for a city reputed to be among the gastronomic capitals of the continent. ()

Reports in the business section:

* An abundant supply of labour is the key ingredient that has allowed Canada to expand its economy over several decades despite disappointing productivity gains, a trio of economists from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the International Monetary Fund argue in a report to be published Wednesday in the International Productivity Monitor. ()   Continued...