PRESS DIGEST- Canada - June 4

Wed Jun 4, 2014 6:23am EDT
 
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June 4 (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

* Prime Minister Stephen Harper has chosen Clément Gascon, a widely respected, conservative-minded judge from the Quebec Court of Appeal, for a seat on the Supreme Court of Canada. The Prime Minister's Office said it had promised to fill the position as quickly as possible and did not want to delay it. The appointment is effective next Monday. The job has been vacant since Morris Fish of Quebec retired at the end of August. (r.reuters.com/jec89v)

* Pipeline company Plains Midstream Canada has been fined $1.3 million after pleading guilty to two spills that sent a total of nearly five million litres of oil into Alberta rivers and wetlands. (r.reuters.com/ruc89v)

Reports in the business section:

* A massive catch of lobster in parts of Nova Scotia has stuffed the holding tanks of dealers, causing them to halt purchases and idle the fishermen who are worried about plunging prices for Canada's most valuable seafood export. (r.reuters.com/tec89v)   Continued...