August 28, 2014 / 10:14 AM / 4 years ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Aug 28

Aug 28 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* U.S. officials have filed the necessary paperwork to extradite Su Bin, a British Columbia resident from Beijing, over allegations that he stole fighter-jet secrets from Pentagon contractors and conspired to sell them to Chinese companies. (

* Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will use a government-commissioned survey on pension reform to kick-start a discussion with fellow premiers on Thursday - and make her case for them to take the lead on the issue. (

Reports in the business section:

* Tim Hortons' Chief Executive Marc Caira took over as the chain's CEO last year, but the Burger King takeover bid has already proven to be lucrative for him with more to come, if he decides to leave. Caira already stands to make about $7.4 million on stock options that the company has granted him since his July 2013 arrival, based on Tuesday's closing price. (


* Peel Regional Police arrested two female passengers at the Pearson International Airport after it was reported that the two drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes and got into a physical confrontation on a Cuba-bound Sunwing plane on Wednesday evening, forcing the flight to divert back to Toronto. The women are in their mid-twenties and are from the Greater Toronto Area, police said. (

* Canada's premiers and native leaders are inviting the prime minister to take part in a roundtable discussion on murdered and missing aboriginal women, with one native leader saying Stephen Harper's decision to reject calls for a public inquiry shows disrespect. (


* Tim Hortons Inc's stock on Wednesday had its biggest one-day fall in almost two years as a number of analysts downgraded their ratings following the announcement of Burger King Worldwide Inc's takeover. (

* Air Canada announced on Wednesday that Benjamin Smith, previously executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, will become president for passenger airlines effective Sept. 1. The new role will focus on operating profitability and is similar to roles at other major international airlines such as Delta Air Lines Inc and Deutsche Lufthansa AG . ( (Compiled by Ankush Sharma in Bangalore)

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