PRESS DIGEST-Canada-May 16

Thu May 16, 2013 6:30am EDT
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May 16 (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 revelation that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's top aide gave senator Mike Duffy more than $90,000 to cover repayment of improper expense claims has dragged the Prime Minister and his office into the controversy over senate accountability.

The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson, said that her office will review PMO chief of staff Nigel Wright's decision to bail out Duffy. ()

* Amnesty International has said that Canada is obstructing efforts to compensate three men who suffered torture in Syria, effectively ignoring a key recommendation from the United Nations Committee against Torture. ()

Reports in the business section:   Continued...