PRESS DIGEST- Canada - May 6

Tue May 6, 2014 7:01am EDT
 
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May 6 (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 abrupt resignation of Target Corp Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel raises questions about the fate of the U.S. discounter's troubled Canadian operations. Industry observers suggest that the Minneapolis-based company, which suffered a massive data breach five months ago, needs to look at major changes to its Canadian stores and possibly close some of them. (r.reuters.com/dux98v)

* Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Peter MacKay breached confidentiality rules and tried to intimidate judges when they publicly criticized Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, opposition parties say. MacKay defied calls from the legal community to withdraw the allegation against the Chief Justice made by the Prime Minister's Office last Thursday.(r.reuters.com/jyx98v)

Reports in the business section:

* Construction of the world's first kilometer-high tower is now under way in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. However, engineers constructing the Kingdom Tower are facing some unique challenges. Wind can sway the structures, sun can cause them to curl and columns in high concrete buildings can shorten or shrink. While there have been technological improvements that enable stronger, taller towers, Richard Witt, chair of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's Canadian chapter suggests that the only real magic ingredient is money. (r.reuters.com/jux98v)   Continued...