PRESS DIGEST-Canada- July 8

Mon Jul 8, 2013 6:24am EDT
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July 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Five people have been confirmed dead after an explosive train derailment touched off massive fires in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on Saturday. Police say that number will grow and confirm they have more than 40 others on the official missing list. ()

* Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has received scores of letters and e-mails for funding an organization that referred to homosexuality as a "perversion" and "sin". ()

* Story of the pair accused in Canada Day bomb plot, who will appear in court on Tuesday, remains a mystery. Details about John Nuttall and Amanda Korody have trickled out in media reports since the arrest, but the record has large gaps. ()