PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Sept 2

Tue Sep 2, 2014 6:12am EDT
 
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Sept 2 (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

** Mexico's state-owned development bank is forging alliances with Canadian financial institutions to boost the stunted levels of commercial lending in the country, especially in the newly reformed energy sector where increased investment is sorely required. (bit.ly/1q5WOB9)

** Canadian forces veteran David MacLeod, who served for 27 years in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo, wants to take on veteran Conservative MP and former defence minister Peter MacKay in his Central Nova riding, setting up a tense dynamic for the 2015 general election. (bit.ly/1luRarZ)

** Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is heading to a crucial summit of NATO leaders where the Western military alliance will give itself the power to respond to threats more quickly in the face of Russia's continued effort to destabilize and break up Ukraine. (bit.ly/1lFCJS4)

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