Aug 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** For the first time since 1993, a large number of federal seats in Alberta are up for grabs. Polling suggests that support in the province for the federal Conservatives has decreased by more than 15 percentage points since the previous election. These Conservative polling woes closely follow the shock NDP provincial win in May. (bit.ly/1IemcfG)
** Greece's stock market plunged nearly 23 percent on Monday when it opened after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. (bit.ly/1Ijs6Kh)
** As federal political parties start campaigning for the upcoming federal election, small business owners and advocates are waiting for more detailed platforms to see which parties will offer the most supportive policies, says Dan Kelly, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) (bit.ly/1KLk6HO)
** It's time Quebec took its rightful place at the table of power instead of continuing a 22-year tradition of sending opposition MPs to Ottawa, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday. (bit.ly/1SAAj6P)
** Liberal leader Justin Trudeau kicked off his federal election campaign in Vancouver by promising to fight for the middle class, while cutting perks for the richest Canadians. (bit.ly/1gDKqqT) (Compiled by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru)