PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Feb 19
Feb 19 (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
** Sales of luxury vehicles hit a record in Canada last year and Porsche Cars Canada Inc is riding the wave. Porsche posted the best year-over-year percentage increase of any auto maker in Canada, topping off a four-year run that has doubled sales. (bit.ly/1CLZCrD)
** Ontario Superior Court ruled on Wednesday that Target Canada's franchised pharmacists should get C$100,000 ($80,103) from Target Canada to cover their legal and financial advice in the insolvency proceedings of the chain, which is closing all 133 of its stores by mid-May. (bit.ly/1DEdiGs)
** Islamic jihadis have "declared war on Canada and its allies," posing a grave threat and justifying sweeping new surveillance of terrorist suspects, Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney said on Wednesday as he headed to a summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama on countering violent extremism. (bit.ly/1LdUWwO)
** Barrick Gold Corp slashed jobs and hung the for sale sign on some of its Asia-Pacific assets, as the Canadian company vowed to reduce its debt by at least $3-billion this year. (bit.ly/1G6PdrE) Continued...