PRESS DIGEST- Canada- July 17

Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:28am EDT
 
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July 17 (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

* The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are expected to lay charges against Senator Mike Duffy on Thursday in connection with improper expense claims charged to taxpayers, a development that would add fresh fuel to the controversy surrounding this Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointee to the Red Chamber. (bit.ly/1l6XfoC)

* The Royal Canadian Navy has opened another investigation into three incidents of alleged misconduct in San Diego by the crew of HMCS Whitehorse, including whether there was a "failure of leadership." (bit.ly/1nzCyli)

Reports in the business section:

* Barrick Gold Corp's new chairman John Thornton eliminated the chief executive position in a management shakeup that sees Jamie Sokalsky leave as CEO and cements the former banker's authority at the top of the world's biggest gold producer. (bit.ly/1tUN5kh)   Continued...