PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Sept 19

Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:15am EDT
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Sept 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Police have formally identified the bus driver killed in a tragic crash in Ottawa as 45-year-old Dave Woodard. Woodard was among the six people killed on Wednesday morning when the double-decker bus he was driving drove through a railway crossing and struck a VIA Rail train. ()

* A decade of healthcare reforms heralded as a "fix for a generation" has yielded disappointing results and deluded Canadians into thinking their system of care is better than it really is, a report says. The report, to be released on Thursday, is the latest from the Health Council of Canada, an oversight panel created to monitor the progress of health accords introduced in 2003 and 2004. ()

* Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has attracted a high-profile retired general to bulk up his military and foreign-affairs credentials, boosting his ability to attack the Conservatives on what is considered to be one of their strong suits. Trudeau has brought in retired lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie - best known for advocating massive cuts at National Defence headquarters in 2011 - as the co-chair of a new group of advisers on international affairs. ()