PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Aug 14

Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:57am EDT
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Aug 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Canadian Industry Minister James Moore is firing back at Rogers Communications Inc, BCE Inc and Telus Corp for their public relations efforts to press Ottawa into reversing a controversial wireless policy, calling it a "dishonest attempt" to skew public debate through "misleading campaigns". ()

* The release of a detailed audit of Pamela Wallin's expense claims is deepening political problems for the Stephen Harper government, with the Saskatchewan senator accused of billing more than C$121,000 ($117,000) in questionable expenses including dozens of trips related to personal and partisan events since taking office. ()

Reports in the business section:

* A massive penny stock fraud scheme that bilked Canadian and foreign investors of more than $140 million was masterminded by four Canadians and carried out with the help of five Americans, the U.S. Department of Justice alleged on Tuesday. One of the Canadians was arrested in Ontario and another one was among six suspects arrested in the United States, authorities said. ()   Continued...