PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Jan 17

Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:53am EST
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Jan 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.


* Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democrat party that is the official opposition but has been mired in third place in public opinion polls for many months, is embarking on a tour of Ontario and Western Canada to talk to Canadians about "affordability". ()

* Reopening a subject that divided it 21 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to take another look at the right to an assisted suicide.

Unlike the situation in 1993, when the Supreme Court rejected the right to assisted suicide 5-4, the issue has become prominent on the political stage, with several provincial leaders urging that it be taken up. ()

Reports in the business section:   Continued...