PRESS DIGEST-Canada-April 26

Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:05am EDT
 
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April 26 (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

* Raed Jaser, who is accused of plotting an "al-Qaeda supported" scheme to kill people by derailing a Via passenger train, was jailed in Toronto nine years ago and facing deportation. ()

* The Quebec government has unveiled an ambitious 10 year, C$92.3 billion ($90.5 billion) infrastructure plan in which projects will be awarded under a new set of rules to ensure "transparency and integrity." ()

* The Toronto Police Services Board is willing to consider putting armed police officers at Billy Bishop airport so that passengers can go through U.S. customs before boarding.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that armed police are present for U.S. workers to perform customs checks. ()   Continued...