PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Aug 3

Mon Aug 3, 2015 6:49am EDT
 
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Aug 3 (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

** For the first time since 1993, a large number of federal seats in Alberta are up for grabs. Polling suggests that support in the province for the federal Conservatives has decreased by more than 15 percentage points since the previous election. These Conservative polling woes closely follow the shock NDP provincial win in May. (bit.ly/1IemcfG)

** Greece's stock market plunged nearly 23 percent on Monday when it opened after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. (bit.ly/1Ijs6Kh)

** As federal political parties start campaigning for the upcoming federal election, small business owners and advocates are waiting for more detailed platforms to see which parties will offer the most supportive policies, says Dan Kelly, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) (bit.ly/1KLk6HO)

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