PRESS DIGEST- Canada-March 12

Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:25am EDT
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March 12 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Olivia Chow, former councillor and wife of the late New Democrat leader Jack Layton, will jump into the Toronto mayoral race on Thursday. She will be the first serious left-wing candidate to challenge scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford. ()

* With two confirmed cases of measles in British Columbia's Fraser Valley and about 100 other suspected cases, provincial health officials are gearing up for another outbreak of the easily transmitted, highly contagious virus. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Ontario is calling for the creation of a new group to monitor how the South Korea trade deal affects the province's auto sector, amid concern that the pact will cause production cuts and job losses at Canadian factories. ()   Continued...