October 12, 2015 / 11:00 AM / 2 years ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 12

Oct 12 (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 divorce between United States Steel Corp and U.S. Steel Canada Inc will likely lead to new bids for the Canadian unit, sources familiar with the restructuring said. (bit.ly/1L7kTk8)

** North America is awash in cheap oil, which means it's also awash in idle drilling rigs, hydraulic fracturing spreads and waste disposal crews. Low crude prices have hammered the entire Canadian energy sector. But the oilfield services industry has been hit particularly hard, with no quick relief in sight. (bit.ly/1L7l279)

** With one week left before Election Day, the last stage of a grueling campaign for political power in Canada has come down to this: trying to catch Justin Trudeau. (bit.ly/1L7l7aK)

** Two former RCMP officers have launched a class-action lawsuit against the force, alleging their confidential mental-health records were unlawfully released. The lawsuit, which must be certified by a British Columbia Supreme Court judge to move forward, alleges the RCMP released the psychological counseling records of at least five members to the College of Psychologists of British Columbia in 2012. (bit.ly/1VNy9ma)

** The hard-fought softwood-lumber agreement that ended decades of trade wars between Canada and the United States expires on Monday. A new battle with U.S. lumber producers could have enormous consequences for Canada's forest industry, and in particular, British Columbia's economy. (bit.ly/1Pae7xO)

NATIONAL POST

** This has been one great sprawl of an election, which has ricocheted from the great to the small, from the Duffy courtroom to the oath of citizenship, from minutely parsed debates to what seems a record rash of candidate gaffe. (bit.ly/1L7llyI)

** The New Democratic Party candidate for Winnipeg South, Patrick Martin, is standing in his campaign office, proudly sporting a lapel pin that reads Opto Civilitas - civility caucus. He says former Conservative pitbull, John Baird, and he started the club. (bit.ly/1L7lOkD)

** Two Niagara Regional Police officers were shot on Saturday night while responding to a report of a suicidal man at a Fenwick apartment building. One man has also been shot in the incident that unfolded at Canboro Gardens at the corner of Balfour Street at 704 Canboro Rd. (bit.ly/1VNGUqQ) (Compiled by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru)

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