PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Oct 17

Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:29am EDT
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Oct 17 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Canada and the European Union are preparing to seal a far-reaching trade agreement, a deal that would give beef farmers and other Canadian businesses greater access to a market of 500 million consumers but is drawing the ire of the vocal dairy lobby. ()

* The Conservative government plans to require companies shipping goods on railways to carry extra insurance - a law that would drive up the price of moving oil products. Stephen Harper's Speech from the Throne, delivered on Wednesday, also said Ottawa will tighten safety standards for companies operating offshore, running pipelines, and increase their required liability insurance. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Chevron's plans for a Kitimat liquefied natural gas terminal will only be finalized if the company finds tax certainty in British Columbia, and workable Asian contracts for the C$4.5 billion ($4.4 billion) project, Chevron Canada Ltd president Jeff Lehrmann said on Wednesday. ()   Continued...