PRESS DIGEST-Canada-May 24

Fri May 24, 2013 5:41am EDT
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May 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's executive committee is preparing to take the extraordinary step of publicly urging the troubled leader to confront allegations of drug use, and is making contingency plans to run the city in his absence. ()

* Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper admitted "perhaps" he should have acted more quickly after revelations that his chief of staff Nigel Wright dipped into his personal wealth to repay senator Mike Duffy's improperly claimed housing expenses. ()

Reports in the business section:

* The Quebec government announced plans to hold its own hearings on Enbridge Inc's proposed pipeline project to bring western oil to Montreal, a move that could raise roadblocks to Alberta's efforts to access new markets for its growing oil production. ()   Continued...