PRESS DIGEST-Canada - May 5

Thu May 5, 2016 7:29am EDT
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May 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Insurance companies are setting up temporary claims hubs and sending additional staff to Alberta as wildfires in Fort McMurray destroyed property in what could become one of the country's costliest natural disasters. (

** Major oil sands operators evacuated staff and curtailed production indefinitely as Fort McMurray burned, forcing the industry into emergency mode amid one of the worst disasters in Alberta's history. (

** The Liberal government has used its power to cut short the debate on its physician-assisted dying bill, a move intended to speed the legislation along as the Supreme Court of Canada's June 6 deadline looms. (


** The Canada Pension Plan's investment arm may be racking up impressive gains, but Canadians are mistaken if they think the portion they will be getting in retirement is growing at the same rate, says a new paper from the Fraser Institute. (