PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Feb 6

Thu Feb 6, 2014 5:35am EST
 
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Feb 6 (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

* Ottawa will start routinely sharing vast amounts of financial data about Americans living in Canada with U.S. tax authorities. Canada and the United States signed an agreement on Wednesday that paves the way for full implementation of a controversial U.S. crackdown on offshore tax evasion in 2015. ()

* Mayor Rob Ford will not attend World Pride in Toronto because he has not gone to a Pride parade yet and he is "not going to change the way I am," he said at the first mayoral debate of the 2014 campaign. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Ontario is seeking to vastly expand its proposed pension plan, aiming to create a new nationwide retirement savings system. The province announced plans to set up its own pension late last year, after Ottawa rebuffed an attempt to expand the Canada Pension Plan. Now, Ontario is asking the rest of the country to join it, which would effectively produce a second national pension plan, alongside CPP, albeit one controlled jointly by the provinces and territories. ()   Continued...