PRESS DIGEST-Canada-April 19

Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:56am EDT
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April 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Justin Trudeau's first foray in his home province as newly elected federal Liberal Leader got off to a shaky start when he was tripped up by history and his father's legacy.

During his meetings with opposition leaders on Thursday, Trudeau refused to support a unanimous motion adopted this week by the Quebec National Assembly calling on Ottawa to give full access to all documents pertaining to the 1982 patriation of the Constitution. At the time, his father, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was determined to bring back the Constitution from Britain despite strong objections from Quebec. ()

* Amid lingering tensions between local families, a review of the school handling of the Rehtaeh Parsons case has begun with the appointment by the Nova Scotia government of two Ontario experts. The two, psychologist Debra Pepler and educator Penny Milton, will conduct an independent assessment of the allegations that the 17 year old Parsons killed herself after being sexually assaulted, and then bullied by schoolmates. ()

Reports in the business section:   Continued...