PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Jan 29

Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:17am EST
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Jan 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.


* A national Muslim organization is demanding Prime Minister Stephen Harper publish a retraction and apology on his government website for a chief spokesman's comments that the group says linked it to terrorists. The National Council of Canadian Muslims, which is now challenging Harper to prove this allegation, has filed a notice of libel saying it intends to sue Harper and Prime Minister's Office director of communications Jason MacDonald for comments made earlier this month. ()

* Toronto homeowners should expect taxes to rise between 2.23 percent and 2.75 percent, say several city councillors involved in eleventh-hour negotiations to find the 23 votes needed to pass a 2014 budget this week. The final tax hike will be higher than the 1.75 percent recommended by the city's executive committee, most councillors agree. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Mobilicity is assessing two "serious" takeover offers as part of its sales process, with Telus Corp and Quebecor Inc emerging as the leading bidders for the struggling wireless carrier. ()   Continued...