PRESS DIGEST- Canada - March 31

Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:28am EDT
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March 31 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, who will deliver a budget in the coming weeks, says he will beat his deficit target of C$12.5 billion ($9.81 billion) for the current fiscal year, helped in part by a lower Canadian dollar, reduced oil prices and the economic recovery in the United States. (

** The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Hermes Infrastructure said they would buy a stake of at least 30 percent in Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.37 billion). The deal will allow the buyers to acquire a further 3.33 percent in Associated British Ports, depending on preemption rights. (

** Canada's Eldorado Gold Corp is engaged in a tax-avoidance scheme that uses mailbox companies in the Netherlands to lower its tax load, a new report from a Dutch foundation says. The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations made the claim in a detailed 116-page report called Fool's Gold. The report claims the scheme has cost the Greek government at least 1.7 million euros ($1.83 million) in revenue in the past two years. (