PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Oct 21

Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:13am EDT
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Oct 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Native leaders are warning that the violent clash between Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Elsipogtog First Nation - which last week saw police vehicles torched, rubber bullets fired and rocks thrown - is just the tip of the iceberg.

The protest against shale-gas exploration near the village of Rexton, New Brunswick, took place as some aboriginal groups across the country are expressing frustration over being excluded from consultations, especially when it comes to resource development. ()

* The Conservative government is seeking to give victims of crime a more active role in the legal process. A bill will be put forward this fall that extends victim involvement "from the time of the offence to the final disposition of the sentence," Justice Minister Peter MacKay told The Globe and Mail. ()

* The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an alert over another beef product because of possible E. coli contamination. The federal food safety watchdog is warning the public not to consume uncooked lean ground beef from Belmont Meats of Toronto, distributed at Loblaw stores. ()   Continued...