PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Feb 24

Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:12am EST
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Feb 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* John Tory will end months of speculation on Monday by declaring his candidacy for Toronto mayor, promoting low taxes and a downtown relief subway in a bid to unseat Rob Ford. ()

* Canada's middle-class is mortgaging its future to stay afloat, making the Canadian dream "a myth more than a reality." That is the blunt assessment of an internal Conservative government report, an unvarnished account of the plight of middle-income families that is in contrast to the rosier economic picture in this month's budget. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Maple Leaf Foods Inc Chief Executive Michael McCain is asking for patience. Again. The meat company he runs - and owns one-third of - is nearing the end of a multiyear restructuring in which it is replacing production facilities and opening a new distribution system. ()   Continued...