PRESS DIGEST- Canada- April 9

Wed Apr 9, 2014 5:12am EDT
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April 9 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is calling on Ottawa to show greater leadership in getting Canada's natural resources to world markets, warning the country needs a federal persuader-in-chief to secure support for major projects or risk being outmanoeuvred by foreign rivals. (

* Philippe Couillard, the newly elected Premier of Quebec said on Tuesday he will use Quebec Liberal Party's majority to revive a right-to-die bill, to draft a limited secular charter, to bring public finances under control and to ramp up infrastructure spending to boost the provincial economy. (

Reports in the business section:

* Auto makers spent $17.6 billion around the world in 2013 to increase vehicle-making capacity, but not a dime of that money was invested in Canada. It's the third year in the past four that Canada has been shut out of investment in new plants or expansions that lead to increased production, according to an annual study done by the Office of Automotive and Vehicle Research at the University of Windsor. (   Continued...