PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 12

Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:26am EDT
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Oct 12 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** A Canadian business group that has been a major proponent of a free trade agreement with Europe fears the accord could be derailed by Belgium at the 11th hour even though the continent's most powerful leaders are calling it the "good" kind of trade deal.

** A C$325 million ($244.54 million) investment that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV agreed to make for a paint shop in Brampton, Ontario, is a win that Unifor and its predecessor union, the Canadian Auto Workers, have been seeking for decades.

** Canada's prison agency has halved the number of inmates it keeps in indefinite solitary confinement over the past two years, according to new data, a striking reduction that comes as the Liberal government ponders slapping strict, new limits on how Correctional Service Canada (CSC) isolates prisoners.