PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Nov 12

Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:50am EST
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Nov 12 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Fairfax Financial Holdings Chairman Prem Watsa, who recruited BlackBerry Ltd's new interim chief executive, says he did not ask former CEO Thorsten Heins to leave. ()

* Manitoba is being criticized for making it easier to take polar bears from the icy shores of Hudson Bay and place them in captivity. The province - home to the polar bear capital of Churchill - has quietly lifted restrictions that had been in place for 30 years and which allowed only bears under the age of two to be put in zoos. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Betting that businesses are more interested in renting than buying software and online storage space, two of Canada's biggest cloud computing companies, Mitel Networks Corp and Aastra Technologies Ltd, are joining forces to create a home-grown competitor to companies such as Oracle and Google. ()   Continued...