PRESS DIGEST-Canada-May 22

Wed May 22, 2013 5:46am EDT
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May 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Civic leaders are adding to a chorus of calls on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to clear the air about allegations of drug use amid growing concern that the scandal has derailed council's business of governing. ()

* Without more support for industry investment in research and development, Canada will be hard-pressed to keep up with international competitors and will risk an erosion of its economic wellbeing, a report on the state of the nation's science and technology landscape by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council has revealed. ()

Reports in the business section:

* The damage to the ground immediately surrounding an oil car that derailed on Tuesday and spilled some of its contents in rural Saskatchewan is apparently contained. On Tuesday morning, five tank cars carrying crude oil and operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd derailed outside the town of Jansen, Saskatchewan. ()   Continued...