PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 22
Oct 22 (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 Alberta government, which campaigned on balancing the provincial budget by 2018-19, now says it will miss its target by a year. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Joe Ceci blamed slumping oil prices and previous Progressive Conservative governments in Alberta for the decision to break a major election promise. (bit.ly/1GrMCwQ)
** A new premium online fresh-food business is quietly emerging from the unlikely location of a mall parking lot. Penguin Fresh, which bills itself as selling farm-fresh food, is run not by a retailer, but by mall developer Mitchell Goldhar, founder of SmartCentres and chairman of Smart Real Estate Investment Trust, which acquired SmartCentres this year. (bit.ly/1NVEo2U)
** The Ontario government secretly paid $1 million to the Catholic teachers' union and $500,000 to the French teachers' union to buy labor peace. This means three unions have now received payments totaling $2.5 million from the government in this year's round of bargaining. (bit.ly/1jVsBVe)