PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 6

Wed Mar 6, 2013 5:07am EST
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March 6 (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 future of a socialist revolution in the heart of Latin America hangs in the balance now that Venezuela is grieving the loss of its polarizing dictator, Hugo Chavez, whose 14-year rule divided the nation and was a thorn in the side of the United States right up until his death on Tuesday.

* Montreal police donned riot gear and moved in to make multiple arrests after an initially peaceful demonstration by Quebec students protesting tuition fee hikes took a destructive turn on Tuesday night.

* Relying on Canadian crude imports is the best choice for the United States - not just because it is reliable and secure but because of Canada's unmatched environmental record, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday.