September 6, 2016 / 11:47 AM / in 2 years

PRESS DIGEST - Canada - Sept 6

Sept 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.


** Wealth management firm Richardson GMP Ltd is on the auction block with at least one major Canadian bank, Toronto-Dominion Bank, among the bidders, according to people familiar with the sale process. TD, Canada's second-largest bank by assets, made it past the second round of bidding, one of those people said.

** A Canadian-owned company has sold 30 armoured vehicles to Sudan, despite Canadian regulations that ban the export of military and paramilitary equipment to the war-torn country. Documents obtained show that the trucks were exported by Streit Security Vehicles, which is part of Streit Group, owned by Canadian businessman Guerman Goutorov.

** Some of Canada's largest restaurant chains, with hundreds of locations, have been flagged in recent years for violating labelling laws by making claims on their menus that misled customers or misrepresented themselves. These companies include Browns Socialhouse, with 50 locations across Canada, and the ubiquitous Booster Juice chain, which has more than 100 stores.

** Justice Robin Camp of the federal court goes on trial on Tuesday after asking an alleged rape victim why she did not keep her knees closed against an attacker, one of more than a dozen comments cited in allegations that the 64-year-old is unfit to be a judge. He is the only judge ever forced to make a public defence of his handling of a sex-assault trial in a formal hearing.


** Canada recommitted itself to ending the subsidization of fossil fuel extraction, a Liberal election platform promise that the government hasn't yet acted on. A communique issued by the G20 economies in Hangzhou, China, on Monday said the countries "reaffirm our commitment to rationalize and phase-out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, recognizing the need to support the poor".

** For the first time since 2000, half of Ontario grade 6 students failed to meet the provincial standards in math on last year's standardized test from the Education Quality and Assessment Office. Student performance has been steadily declining since the 2009-2010 school year, four years after a new and still-controversial math curriculum took effect. (Compiled by Shivam Srivastava in Bengaluru)

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