PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Feb 19

Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:31am EST
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Feb 19 (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 head of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, Hunter Harrison, called for an immediate ban of the type of older rail cars that exploded in the Lac-Megantic disaster and suggested that trains will become more attractive targets for terrorists if rail companies are forced to tell the public what dangerous goods they are carrying. ()

* BlackBerry Ltd says it's "outraged" by a T-Mobile U.S. Inc offer aimed at luring some of its customers to the rival Apple Inc iPhone. BlackBerry's new chief executive officer, John Chen, was referring to T-Mobile's attempt to get some of its users to switch smartphones, a move that backfired and sent the wireless carrier scrambling to make good. ()

Reports in the business section:

* The fizz has gone out of the soft-drink business, forcing producers to search for alternative sources of revenue - but even some of those are showing limited growth potential. From Coca-Cola Co to PepsiCo Inc to private-label Cott Corp, soda makers are struggling with declining North American demand for their core carbonated drinks and counting more on other products to diversify and draw back customers.()   Continued...