PRESS DIGEST- Canada- April 11

Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:01am EDT
 
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April 11 (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

* All federal departments using software vulnerable to the so-called Heartbleed bug have been ordered to immediately disable public websites. The directive issued late Thursday calls this a precautionary measure until the "appropriate security patches are in place and tested". (r.reuters.com/wes48v)

* Former Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who stepped down from his position last month, died of a heart attack on Thursday. Flaherty changed fiscal conservatism in Canada by delivering one of the largest deficits in modern history. When he quit as finance minister after eight years, he left the country on the road to balance. (r.reuters.com/fus48v)

Reports in the business section:

* The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will cut 657 positions and get out of the business of airing professional sports, a pillar of its programming for more than 60 years, as part of a plan to confront a C$130 million revenue shortfall projected for the 2014-15 broadcast year. (r.reuters.com/bus48v)   Continued...