PRESS DIGEST- Canada - June 19

Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:44am EDT
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June 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.


* Alberta's beleaguered disaster-compensation system triggered warnings from federal auditors well before the worst flooding in provincial history swamped 30 communities, temporarily shuttered Calgary's downtown and forced more than 56,000 people to flee their homes nearly one year ago. The warnings, undisclosed publicly until now, stemmed from audits of Alberta government requests for disaster aid in the wake of flooding in 2005 and 2007. (

* The battle over Northern Gateway could spill into British Columbia's emerging liquefied natural gas sector if First Nations withdraw or temper their support for LNG projects to press the provincial government to block the Enbridge Inc pipelines. (

* Clothing retailer American Apparel Inc fired its founder Dov Charney as chairman and chief executive following an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct and said it had appointed an interim CEO. (