PRESS DIGEST-Canada-April 30

Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:06am EDT
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April 30 (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 union at the center of Alberta's illegal wildcat strike has been found in contempt of court and will face escalating fines if workers aren't back on the job quickly, a judge has ruled. The urgent hearing was called to consider whether the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees had followed a weekend order to end the strike, which began Friday with jail guards and expanded on Monday to include court sheriffs, clerks and social workers. ()

* Americans are being misled with an "overstimulated environmental argument" on the Keystone XL pipeline, according to former prime minister John Turner, who plans to visit Washington to lend his voice to ongoing Canadian lobby efforts in support of the controversial proposal. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Retailers controlled by Canada's Weston family are moving to compensate victims of a deadly building collapse in Bangladesh as reactions to the tragedy goad companies to take greater responsibility for far-flung global supply chains. ()   Continued...