PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Oct 28

Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:05am EDT
 
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Oct 28 (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

** Glen Abbey, home to 27 Canadian Opens and site of one of the most famous shots in this country's golf history, could become a huge housing and commercial project if its owner follows through on a preliminary proposal to redevelop the prime property. Glen Abbey's parent, ClubLink Corp, has filed a request to turn the famed 230-acre golf course into a residential community of about 3,000 homes, as well as offices and retail stores. (bit.ly/1Wi9jWl)

** Defense experts are skeptical that Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will reap any significant windfall from buying a warplane that is cheaper than the controversial F-35 fighter. The Liberals promised to look elsewhere for a plane and plow the savings into more ships for the Royal Canadian Navy. Military experts say different aircraft might not be a bargain when the costs of buying, operating and maintaining them over 20 to 30 years are tallied up. (bit.ly/1WhkG6j)

** Alberta's NDP government is pouring C$34-billion ($25.70 billion) into infrastructure projects over the next five years, creating a program that gives companies as much as C$5,000 for each new hire, and increasing taxes on tobacco and alcohol for the second time in a year. The measures are being tabled at a time when the New Democrats are forecasting near-record deficits, unprecedented debt and a provincial economy faltering in the face of low oil prices and steady layoffs. (bit.ly/1NzuPDL)   Continued...