PRESS DIGEST-Canada-June 28

Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:08am EDT
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June 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.


* Ottawa is moving swiftly to eliminate a brand that has been the face of Canada's international development efforts since 1968, marking a fundamental shift in the country's approach to development and foreign aid. ()

* In yet another city-hall scandal, the interim mayor of Laval, Quebec, has responded to news reports about an alleged incident involving a prostitute. A spokesman for replacement mayor Alexandre Duplessis said Thursday the mayor felt he was the victim of an extortion attempt and reported the June 14 incident to police. He did not, however, confirm two media reports that the complaint to police was triggered by a dispute with an escort over payment. ()

* The B.C. government has vowed to hit its target of slaying the deficit this year even as the economy softens. With a surprise and decisive election victory behind her, Premier Christy Clark presented her vision Thursday for leaner government, low personal taxes and job growth fueled by natural resource development. ()