PRESS DIGEST- Canada-May 6

Wed May 6, 2015 7:54am EDT
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May 6 (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 Alberta oil patch is in uncharted political territory after the New Democratic Party's unprecedented rise to power. The energy sector, the province's dominant industry, will find itself dealing with a left-of-centre premier and ruling party that have been among its harshest critics on issues of royalties, taxes and environmental policy. (

** The Liberal proposal for a new tax bracket would push the top combined tax rate in six provinces to nearly 50 percent or more, a psychological threshold that economists have long warned will encourage tax avoidance and disappoint government expectations for extra cash. (