PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Aug 29
Aug 29 (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
* While federal public health authorities have assured Canadians that there is very little risk of an Ebola outbreak, hospitals across the country are training staff and reinforcing protocols should an infected patient walk through their doors. (bit.ly/1C80ffj)
* The apparent presence of Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine amounts to an "active invasion," Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said, calling Russia's advance an "absolutely reckless" and "shamelessly dishonest" provocation leading up to a National Atlantic Treaty Organization summit next week. (bit.ly/1qmzCgv)
Reports in the business section:
* First, Germany expressed reservations about parts of the Canada-Europe free trade deal. Now, European Union lawmakers are threatening to block the agreement outright. The Greens and other left-wing parties are objecting to any trade deal that contains Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions. It allows companies to sue governments when they believe their trade rights have been violated. But critics say the system gives multinationals too much power - a concern that would magnify if the Canadian agreement becomes a model for the European Union-United States free trade agreement, which is also being negotiated. (bit.ly/1pPhNIj) Continued...