PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 13

Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:26am EDT
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Oct 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Alberta's New Democratic Party government is offering no guarantees that it will support expansions of an $8.5 billion taxpayer-supported bitumen refinery, even as it seeks to create jobs through oil-sands processing within the province. (

** Canada's big banks are taking a hard look at their expenses in response to an uncertain economy, shifting consumer preferences and rising competitive threats in what could be a prolonged adjustment to a new era. (

** With as much as $100 billion in nuclear contracts up for grabs, Canada and South Africa have begun negotiating a nuclear cooperation agreement. However Canada' main nuclear exporter, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, has opted out despite invitations from the South African government. (