PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Oct 15

Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:47am EDT
 
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Oct 15 (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 Liberal Party suffered its biggest blow of the election campaign as its co-chair, Daniel Gagnier, stepped down for giving advice concerning the next government to a major oil firm, on the same day Leader Justin Trudeau started to call for a majority mandate. (bit.ly/1Ph4zRP)

** The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is reviving the debate over temporary foreign workers because side agreements would exempt international companies in Canada from requirements to offer jobs to Canadians first. (bit.ly/1LOgdg0)

** Suncor Energy Inc is zeroing in on operational problems at Syncrude Canada Ltd as it seeks to convince wary Canadian Oil Sands Ltd shareholders that a $4.5 billion hostile takeover is in their best interests. (bit.ly/1LOf9J8)

** The bid to open the secret agreement between the federal government and United States Steel Corp that ended a prosecution against the steel maker has been given new life. The Ontario Court of Appeal has granted stakeholders in the U.S. Steel Canada Inc creditor-protection hearing the right to appeal a ruling by the Ontario Superior Court that sealed the agreement. (bit.ly/1Ox5ldb)   Continued...