PRESS DIGEST- Canada-April 23

Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:38am EDT
 
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April 23 (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

** Export Development Canada is making a C$525 million ($428.92 million) loan to Volkswagen AG, in a bid to get the German auto maker to boost its Canadian supply base as it expands in Mexico and the Southern United States. (bit.ly/1JfXzSe)

** Big-city mayors are pushing for assurances in legislation that a new transit fund from Ottawa will be permanent, as they begin a series of negotiations on the details. Finance Minister Joe Oliver referred to the program as permanent in his budget speech on Tuesday, but municipalities noted the word was not used in the budget document to describe the new program. (bit.ly/1FghqOA)

** Google Inc Canada has formed a partnership with Export Development Canada to offer Canada's roughly 2 million small and medium sized businesses a window to the world with a graphic and data-heavy picture of Canada's key export markets. (bit.ly/1DlLxzD)   Continued...