PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Sept 11

Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:40am EDT
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Sept 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Much of the local television programming that Canadians cherish won't survive without a new revenue stream for broadcasters, BCE Inc is warning, while pleading with the federal TV regulator to be measured in its efforts to boost consumer choice. On Wednesday, a phalanx of executives from Bell Media, which is owned by BCE, spent more than five hours arguing the company's case on a range of issues at Let's Talk TV, a regulatory hearing exploring a sprawling list of proposals that could dramatically reshape the TV landscape in Canada. (

** The Canadian government will announce on Thursday that it is lowering Employment Insurance premiums in an effort to boost hiring at a time of sluggish job growth - the first of an expected series of tax cuts as Ottawa moves out of deficit and prepares to face voters in next year's federal election. (

** Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to hospital with a tumour, throwing his high-profile re-election efforts into question with the months-long campaign in its final stretch. (