PRESS DIGEST-Canada-May 20

Mon May 20, 2013 6:10am EDT
 
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May 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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* Prime Minister Stephen Harper's chief of staff has resigned over his role in the C$90,000 ($87,600) bailout of former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy's expense account. Nigel Wright issued a statement Sunday morning to announce his resignation, which Harper has accepted. ()

* The federal government is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars advertising a program that does not yet exist. Prime-time ads began airing this week during NHL playoff games - currently the priciest advertising real estate on the dial - that tout a new Canada Jobs Grant for training workers. The trouble is, the freshly announced program is at present little more than a concept that has yet to be negotiated with provincial governments, and requires buy-in from employers as well. ()

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