PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 22

Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:58am EDT
 
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Oct 22 (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

** The British Columbia Liberal government introduced legislation on Tuesday that slashed its proposed rate for a liquefied natural gas income tax, and adds tax incentives for LNG companies, meaning the province is now banking on a smaller flow of revenue. (bit.ly/ZMZqJU)

** Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to announce a four-year funding commitment for the Global Partnership for Education, an organization whose work Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai strongly supports. The exact amount is unknown but advocates have been calling for at least C$120 million. (bit.ly/1DzDYa0)

** More than 68,000 British Columbia Hydro customers were without electricity early on Wednesday because of a storm lashing the province with heavy rain and strong winds. (bit.ly/1yjlGam)

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