PRESS DIGEST- Canada- July 16

Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:16am EDT
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July 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Toronto's mayoral candidates faced off for the first time since incumbent Rob Ford's return from rehab, with a raucous debate in Scarborough where they clashed repeatedly over the issue of transit. (

** Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is reaching out to a number of Middle Eastern countries in an effort to persuade the Egyptian government to release an imprisoned Canadian journalist. (

Reports in the business section:

** Apple Inc has struck an unlikely alliance with International Business Machines Corp to produce business-focused apps for iPhones and iPads, a threat to BlackBerry Ltd as it tries to refocus and target government and corporate clients. (   Continued...