PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Oct 22

Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:50am EDT
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Oct 22 (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 Prime Minister's Office intervened directly in the Senate expense affair, pressing Prince Edward Island Senator Mike Duffy into a plan to repay past expense claims and instructing him on what he should say to the media, Duffy's lawyer says. ()

* A split has emerged in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government over a fundamental principle: the rules governing the potential breakup of Canada. The Conservatives' senior Quebec minister has declared in two media interviews that a 50-percent-plus-one vote for separation is enough for a province to secede. ()