PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Aug 5
Aug 5 (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
** Canada and Mexico are joining forces to try and break a major logjam over Japanese autos at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. A source familiar with the negotiations said Canadian negotiators showed up at the Maui talks to find that the United States had already cut a deal with Japan on how much vehicle content needs to come from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries. (bit.ly/1eSaiNR)
** Alberta's deficit will be "in the range" of C$5.4 billion ($4.09 billion) next year, Finance Minister Joe Ceci said on Tuesday, sticking to a spring forecast even as skidding oil prices prompt deeper cuts in the energy sector. (bit.ly/1JLzRgy)
** The federal Conservative campaign pledge to revive the popular home renovation tax credit comes at a time when Canada's renovation industry is already outperforming the broader economy and booming past the market for new homes. (bit.ly/1gJEEEa) Continued...