PRESS DIGEST-Canada-May 17
May 17 (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
* Paul Godfrey has been ousted as chairman of Ontario's lottery corporation, leaving his vision for a downtown Toronto casino in tatters and plans to overhaul the province's gambling operations in disarray. The entire board of directors at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp resigned in protest on Thursday evening, with six of them penning a letter to the Finance Minister saying they are shocked by Godfrey's dismissal. ()
* Senator Mike Duffy is stepping down from the Conservative caucus, saying the ongoing controversy over his expenses has become a significant distraction to his colleagues and the government. Just days after being praised by the Conservative government for his "leadership" in paying back more than C$90,000 ($88,600) in expenses, Duffy will now sit as an independent as he faces various potential ethics probes. ()
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