PRESS DIGEST-Canada-July 17

Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:38am EDT
 
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July 17 (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

* Treasury Board President Tony Clement is taking aim at the striking foreign service workers, alleging their tactics are "blackmail" and urging the union to accept the government's offer. ()

* Mike Allen, a Progressive Conservative MLA in Alberta has resigned from caucus after being arrested during a prostitution sting in the United States when he allegedly tried to solicit sexual services through a classified advertising website. ()

* Cory Monteith, the Canadian actor who rose to fame with his portrayal of quarterback-turned-crooner Finn Hudson on the hit television show "Glee", died of a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol. ()

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