PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Sept 7

Wed Sep 7, 2016 7:35am EDT
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Sept 7 (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 head of housing agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp is warning there simply will not be enough money available for Ottawa to meet expectations for a national strategy to tackle the wide-ranging problems in the housing market.

** An alleged rape victim asked by a judge why she did not close her knees for protection says the question made her hate herself. The complainant, who was a 19-year-old homeless addict at the time of the alleged rape in 2011, is at the heart of a hearing in which Federal Court Justice Robin Camp stands to lose his job over his conduct of a sexual-assault

** Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch says her proposal to screen immigrants for "anti-Canadian values" is about promoting tolerance and equality, even as a senior aide in former prime minister Stephen Harper's office calls the idea dangerous and "Orwellian".

** Some school boards in the Greater Toronto Area allow students to be exempted from classes based on religious beliefs, including music and art - but only as a last resort and after failing to reach a compromise with parents. The issue of allowing children to withdraw from classes flared up at Canada's largest school board after a group of Muslim parents were offered an accommodation, not a full exemption, from music class at their Scarborough elementary school.   Continued...