PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Oct 31

Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:18am EDT
 
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Oct 31 (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

** Alberta's new political leadership is calling on Ottawa to take another look at foreign investment rules blamed for a dramatic drop in energy investments from China. "We are urging a review of some of the quick changes that were done to our Investment Canada Act," said Ron Hoffmann, the province's newly named senior representative for the Asia-Pacific Basin. (bit.ly/1q7tXsS)

** Canadian warplanes are poised to start striking targets in Iraq, with the government saying bombing of Islamic militant forces should begin very shortly. "They haven't launched strikes yet, but it could happen at any moment," one government source said. (bit.ly/1tHl2TV)

** Prime Minister Stephen Harper has unveiled a package of family-focused tax cuts worth nearly C$27-billion ($24.12 billion) over six years that will shape the political debate heading into the 2015 election campaign. (bit.ly/1zjYsEe)

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