REFILE-PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 5

Tue Mar 5, 2013 5:05am EST
 
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March 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.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

* Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall each take to the road this week to woo American lawmakers and industry leaders as TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline remains under the U.S. government consideration.

* The federal Liberals are weeding out duplicate names and mischief makers as they count the Canadians who are eligible to vote for their new leader, but party sources say the final number will approach 300,000, far more than the 128,000 members that the New Democrats had on their lists last year when Thomas Mulcair was elected to lead that party.

* British Columbia Premier Christy Clark offered up a second resignation on Monday for a plan to use public resources to prop up her Liberal Party's electoral fortunes, saying she will take responsibility for an ethnic voter strategy developed with input from key members of her staff.   Continued...