PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Aug 26

Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:29am EDT
 
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Aug 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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** Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will be helping to finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's planned merger with Tim Hortons Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Buffett's agreement with Burger King would likely take the form of preferred shares and be valued at around $10 billion, accounting for possibly up to 25 percent of the deal, the Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter. (bit.ly/1qe36ND)

** The need to boost employment was at the forefront of New Brunswick's election campaign on Monday as the Liberals promised to improve roads and bridges while the governing Tories committed to a strategy for the shipping industry to create jobs. Liberal leader Brian Gallant announced in Moncton that he would spend C$900 million ($820.3 million) over six years on infrastructure, a plan he said would sustain about 1,700 jobs annually. (bit.ly/1ltn3l1)

** Canada's premiers are expected to renew their call for a public inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women when they gather this week in Charlottetown as the Council of the Federation. But with Prime Minister Stephen Harper continuing to reject the idea, national aboriginal leaders meeting with premiers this week will push for an alternative that would see key federal ministers sit down with aboriginal leaders to discuss the issue and potential courses of action. (bit.ly/1p5tnd6)

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