PRESS DIGEST- Canada- July 8

Tue Jul 8, 2014 6:15am EDT
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July 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Thousands of New Brunswickers cope without electricity, phones, hot water and gas while the province cleans up after post-tropical-storm Arthur. Most of the 86,000 customers still without electricity may have to wait until Wednesday evening for it to be restored. (

** The federal government's prostitution bill is vulnerable to a constitutional challenge, a Canadian lawyers group says - a warning that comes as Justice Minister Peter MacKay revealed the government wrote the bill without outside legal opinions but expects it to pass muster. (

Reports in the business section:

** Canada's largest telecom company BCE Inc is crying foul over Ottawa's announcement that it will set aside 60 percent of the airwaves in a new public auction for small wireless players in another attempt to jump-start a fourth national carrier. (   Continued...