PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Jan 30

Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:11am EST
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Jan 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Alberta Premier Alison Redford may get the public "conversation" she's seeking on tax rates, but reaction to her latest speech suggests she'll need to lead by example with spending cuts if she expects broad support.

Redford revealed, late in a conference call with Progressive Conservative party supporters Monday evening, some of the options on the table as she plans to overhaul the province's resource-dependent fiscal structure.

* Stephen Harper's reluctance to wade further into a military mission in Mali extended to the funding of African troops on Tuesday, as Canada offered a modest boost in aid but did not join allies in pledging money for a multinational African force.

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