PRESS DIGEST- Canada- April 8

Tue Apr 8, 2014 5:47am EDT
 
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April 8 (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

* The Parti Quebecois's hopes of rekindling debate on Quebeck's sovereignty by using wedge politics was strongly rejected by Quebeckers Monday night, with voters giving the Quebec Liberal Party a majority government. The Liberals garnered 41.5 percent of the popular vote and won 70 of 125 ridings. (link.reuters.com/wus38v)

* Pauline Marois's tenure as the first female Premier of Quebec was short-lived. After only 18 months in office, her minority government was ousted in no uncertain terms. She even lost her own riding of Charlevoix-Cote-de-Beaupre - and announced she is quitting politics after a seven-year stint as party leader. (link.reuters.com/pus38v)

Reports in the business section:

* An Ontario court decision ordering Deloitte & Touche to pay $85-million for negligence in its audit of defunct theatre company Livent Inc could open the door to many new lawsuits against audit firms, especially when the cases are carefully structured to fit similar legal circumstances, legal experts said Monday. (link.reuters.com/zus38v)   Continued...