PRESS DIGEST- Canada - May 16

Fri May 16, 2014 6:14am EDT
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May 16 (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 Conservative government is putting employers on notice that could force them to pay more for temporary foreign workers, a move that would likely make the program too costly for low-wage sectors like restaurants that have been accused of abusing it. (

* Canada broke with the United States and did not impose sanctions on two key allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin because the pair had Canadian business interests. The revelation puts into question the Canadian government's tough line on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. (

Reports in the business section:

* Two major investors - Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd and U.S. activist fund manager Dan Loeb - have trimmed their holdings in BlackBerry Ltd. Regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed that Watsa has sold 5.2 million shares, while Loeb's Third Point LLC shed the 10 million shares it purchased last year. (   Continued...