PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Oct 8

Thu Oct 8, 2015 8:02am EDT
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Oct 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Encana Corp has struck a deal to sell Denver Julesburg Basin assets to a group led by the investment arm of the Canada Pension Plan for $900 million. (

** The mayors of Canada's major cities are warning Ottawa about a looming housing affordability crisis, and they want the issue front and centre as the federal election campaign nears its end. (

** The Prime Minister's Office directed Canadian immigration officials to stop processing one of the most vulnerable classes of Syrian refugees this spring and declared that all UN-referred refugees would require approval from the Prime Minister, a decision that halted a critical aspect of Canada's response to a global crisis. (