PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Nov 19

Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:49am EST
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Nov 19 (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 Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office is wading into the Rob Ford saga, avoiding specifics but calling the recent "allegations" against the Toronto mayor "troubling." ()

* Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi will not back down in the face of a $6 million defamation suit. On Monday, Nenshi responded to a suit filed by developer Cal Wenzel who was secretly recorded last year discussing a plan to defeat members of city council in the recent October election. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Kevin Crull, president of Bell Media, acknowledged that big TV bundles have become a "hot-button issue" for consumers, but warns there could be "unintended consequences" if Ottawa forces TV distributors to make dramatic changes to their business models. ()   Continued...