PRESS DIGEST- Canada- May 2

Fri May 2, 2014 5:29am EDT
 
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May 2 (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

* Ontario's Liberal government is ramping up the province's deficit with a big-spending budget designed to either forestall an election or pay off at the polls in the event of a snap vote. (r.reuters.com/hak98v)

* Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, on a leave to seek professional treatment for his addiction issues, is facing a growing chorus of calls to resign from business leaders, political rivals and his council colleagues. (r.reuters.com/jak98v)

Reports in the business section:

* SNC-Lavalin Group Inc is selling its Alberta electricity transmission company AltaLink for C$3.2 billion to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, as it moves away from infrastructure investments and puts its resources into engineering and construction. (r.reuters.com/wak98v)   Continued...