PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Oct 29

Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:19am EDT
 
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Oct 29 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL

* Canadian Senator Mike Duffy says staff in the office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper arranged for a Conservative Party lawyer to cover his legal fees - a payment that was in addition to the cheque for C$90,000 that Harper's former chief of staff wrote to foot the bill for Duffy's improperly claimed expenses. ()

* The world's first Bitcoin ATM goes live on Tuesday - and it will be installed inside a downtown Vancouver coffee shop. Mitchell Demeter, co-founder of the Vancouver-based store Bitcoiniacs, is the man behind the automated teller machine's arrival. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Private-sector economists are pressing Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to keep a closer eye on Canada's housing market in light of persistently low interest rates. ()   Continued...