PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 3

Thu Oct 3, 2013 6:14am EDT
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Oct 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Vehicle production in Canada is poised to slump by as much as 25 percent by 2020, as global automakers invest heavily in rival auto centers such as Mexico, the United States and other growing markets. ()

* Women's groups are reporting a spike in verbal and physical assaults against veiled Muslim women in Quebec since the introduction of the province's Charter of Values, evidence that the Parti Quebecois's bid to curb religious symbols in some workplaces is inflaming social tensions. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Interest among possible buyers of troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is heating up, despite revelations by the company that its business is in even worse shape than it disclosed last week. ()   Continued...