PRESS DIGEST- Canada-April 4

Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:26am EDT
 
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April 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

* Conservative Party MP Eve Adams is vowing to fight allegations of improper conduct and unfair advantage in a heated Toronto-area nomination contest. The MP said a letter sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper by Oakville-area Conservative officials making accusations against her contained a "slew of inaccuracies." (link.reuters.com/red38v)

* Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois pledged to cut taxes if her party wins the April 7 Quebec elections. Thursday's announcement that Parti Quebecois would reduce personal-income and corporate payroll taxes appears designed to attract middle-class French-speaking voters, whom the party will need if it hopes to stay in power. (link.reuters.com/sed38v)

Reports in the business section:

* Hudson's Bay Co Chief Executive Richard Baker said in an interview that it is "highly likely" that the company will spin out its valuable properties into a real estate investment trust. (link.reuters.com/xed38v)   Continued...