August 20, 2015 / 12:10 PM / 3 years ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Aug 20

Aug 20 (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 apparent email addresses of hundreds of Canadian federal, provincial and municipal government employees are contained in a massive leaked list of names purported to be users of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses. (

** Jim Quinn, president of home builder QuinnCorp Communities, listed his custom-built estate house for C$12.3 million ($9.4 million), making it the most expensive listing within Calgary limits since 2009. Realtors are casting a skeptical eye on the listing as the Calgary's market for ultra-luxury real estate has been struggling amid falling oil prices. (

** Negotiators for Canada, the United States and Mexico are meeting in Washington to try to break a deadlock over autos - one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a massive Pacific Rim trade pact between 12 countries. (


** After a lull of several months, negotiations for unions representing 115,000 teachers have either resumed or are scheduled, but they haven't started talking about the government's demand for "net zero" wage increases. (

** Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he won't discuss the latest controversial revelations from the Mike Duffy trial which touch on his current right-hand man. Courtroom revelations on Tuesday closely linked the prime minister's chief of staff, Ray Novak, to a C$90,000 payment to Duffy. (

** Addressing supporters in Surrey, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Canada's Thomas Mulcair vowed that an NDP government would devote C$250 million to a police recruitment fund during its first four years in office. ( ($1 = 1.3143 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Ankush Sharma in Bengaluru)

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