PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Aug 23

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:55am EDT
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Aug 23 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* An aboriginal woman is taking the lead of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police division for the first time in Canadian history. Chief Superintendent Brenda Butterworth-Carr is the new top police officer in Saskatchewan. She says it's a "bit surreal." ()

* Bringing change in culture and attitude to Toronto's firefighter community is not easy, the city's fire chief said on Thursday as he announced the suspension of two members over comments made on Twitter. ()

* Prime Minister Stephen Harper says revelations that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau smoked marijuana even after being elected to Parliament "speak for themselves." ()