PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Aug 27

Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:49am EDT
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Aug 27 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* After a summer on the road, Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, is refining his middle-class message and gearing up to fight Prime Minister Stephen Harper on pocketbook issues - an area of economic policy where the Liberals believe the Tories are weak and where Trudeau can shine. ()

* Rising house prices made home-ownership slightly less affordable in Canada in the second quarter, when buyers returned to the market after a lengthy slump. ()

* Ontario's government is set to expand the use of tasers by police, a move that will give more officers access to weapons other than their sidearms. ()

* The minority Parti Quebecois government has won a measure of support in the polarizing debate over religious rights in Quebec, with the Coalition Avenir Quebec party saying it backs a ban on religious headgear for teachers and some other public servants. ()   Continued...