PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Aug 7

Thu Aug 7, 2014 6:24am EDT
 
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Aug 7 (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

* Canada's employment minister Jason Kenny said Ottawa will "vigorously defend" the interests of two Canadian citizens detained in China on spying allegations, and raised concerns about religious freedom in that country. Kenney told reporters the government is providing consular assistance and would work with Chinese authorities on the matter. (bit.ly/1oG4ZD3)

* The Conservative Party of Canada is starting from scratch in a Toronto-area riding after a bitter nomination battle led both candidates to drop out. Eve Adams, who is currently an MP in a nearby riding, and chiropractor Natalia Lishchyna have both bowed out of the race to be the Tory nominee in the newly created riding of Oakville North-Burlington. (bit.ly/1kKfNAR)

Reports in the business section:   Continued...