PRESS DIGEST- Canada- April 24
April 24 (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
** The Conservative government insists this week's budget numbers will hold up in spite of a sudden spike in demand for employment insurance benefits, a development that could ultimately hamper Ottawa's promise of a razor-thin budget surplus. (bit.ly/1Ey5NE7)
** Cenovus Energy Inc has hired bankers to explore the possible sale or initial public offering of its royalty lands in Western Canada. The decision to monetize the properties comes after the dramatic drop in oil prices affected Cenovus's business. (bit.ly/1Ok65Da)
** Sears Canada Inc has picked up two fashion lines that Target Corp had exclusive rights to carry in Canada, Cherokee apparel and shoes and Liz Lange maternity clothing. Both were among troubled Target's stronger brands and are still in its American stores. (bit.ly/1I3pZxc) Continued...