PRESS DIGEST-Canada- May 6

Mon May 6, 2013 5:53am EDT
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May 6 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* After comments that left some with the impression that Canada was open to discussing a military campaign against the Syrian regime, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird clarified the government's position. "Canada is not contemplating a military mission in Syria," Baird's press secretary, Rick Roth, said a few hours after CTV's Question Period aired an interview with the minister. ()

* Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says Ontario New Democrats should reject the budget tabled by the minority Liberals because taxpayers have grown tired of scandal and want a provincial election. ()

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