PRESS DIGEST- Canada-April 21

Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:13am EDT
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April 21 (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 Conservative government will announce tax cuts for small business in Tuesday's federal budget as part of an effort to shore up a key constituency ahead of the fall election. With an election scheduled for October, Ottawa is moving ahead with a tax-cut-heavy plan aimed at winning over key segments of the population, including small-business owners, seniors and families raising children. (

** Defence lawyers for Sino-Forest Corp and some of the collapsed forestry firm's former directors and senior executives have billed C$41 million ($34 million) in legal costs over the past four years, an amount that lawyers for burned shareholders call "staggering" and "astonishing." The legal bills in the high-profile case came up in a Toronto courtroom on Monday. (

** Jamie Brown has made the journey from the den of a dragon back to Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. Brown is rejoining Canaccord Genuity as vice-chairman and managing director of investment banking. Before January, he was managing partner and a key leader at Difference Capital Financial Inc. (   Continued...