PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 31

Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:40am EDT
 
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Oct 31 (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

* Suncor Energy Inc, Canada's largest energy outfit, has approved plans to build a new $13.5 billion oil sands mine - a decision that comes after years of delays. ()

* Alberta Premier Alison Redford defended Wednesday a new regional planning bill she says will help municipalities, but opposition leaders say the legislation will gut local authority and could be used to jail dissenting municipal elected leaders. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Amazon.com Inc is launching online grocery and auto shops on Thursday, adding to an array of category additions this year that has included toys, beauty and home goods. The company is aggressively pushing into Canada, more than doubling its offerings this year, with 14 new kinds of products. ()   Continued...