PRESS DIGEST-Canada-May 28

Tue May 28, 2013 5:53am EDT
 
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May 28 (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

* Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has lost two more members of his inner circle, press secretary George Christopoulos and his deputy Isaac Ransom, just days after parting ways with his chief of staff. After Mark Towhey was fired on Thursday, the two staffers responsible for managing his message were quietly packing up their offices on the weekend, sources in the mayor's office told the Globe and Mail. ()

* New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration is known for its combative stance toward lawmakers, bureaucrats and reporters alike. Now the administration has all but declared war on a new enemy: Canada. Or, at least, an arm of the Canadian government. At issue is the 1,901 metre bridge that crosses the Niagara River between Buffalo and Fort Erie, Ontario. It is called the Peace Bridge, though its name does not seem especially apt now. ()

Reports in the business section:

* An unusual item dominated Bombardier Inc's display stand at one of the world's biggest transportation exhibitions. It wasn't a shiny new plane or train. It was a bus. The orange and white bus looked perfectly ordinary on the outside, but it was the showpiece for Bombardier's push into a fast-growing new market - electric buses - that the Montreal-based company thinks has the potential to go global. ()   Continued...