June 30, 2014 / 10:35 AM / 4 years ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - June 30

June 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Brian Storseth, Conservative party MP from Alberta, is speaking out against Employment Minister Jason Kenney's changes to the temporary foreign worker program, calling for an exception to be made for the province. (bit.ly/1iMhA7x)

* A group of prominent General Motors of Canada Ltd dealers is suing the company and its parent General Motors Co, saying the auto maker has ignored their repeated pleas for financial help to address a dramatic drop in sales and market share. (bit.ly/1qqnyNH)

Reports in the business section:

* BCE Inc, Rogers Communications Inc, Shaw Communications Inc and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Canada's biggest broadcast companies are at odds with each other over consumer choice and support for local programming, setting the stage for a debate at September hearings that could reshape the way Canadians watch and pay for television. (bit.ly/1lIwf2I)


* Four federal by-elections in Toronto and Alberta on Monday will provide a test of just how far back from the wilderness the Liberals have come under the leadership of Justin Trudeau. The most crucial test will likely be in Trinity-Spadina, where the Liberals are going all-out to steal a seat held by the New Democratic Party since 2006 by Olivia Chow, the widow of beloved former party leader Jack Layton. (bit.ly/1z1F1hU)

* Canadian doctors are looking at offering a fascinating new procedure for saving the fertility of pre-pubescent cancer patients, where pieces of ovary or testicle are frozen before toxic treatments, then transplanted back years or decades later. Scientific and ethical questions still hang over the concept, and a little-known Canadian law could actually prevent lab research on it. (bit.ly/1mMtXQl)


* Spanish billionaire behind the Zara retail banner, Amancio Ortega Gaona, is buying into Toronto's upscale Yorkville commercial district, paying $255 million for 150 Bloor St. W., a 270,000-square-foot mixed retailing and office building, sources tell the Financial Post. (bit.ly/1qqoKRc)

Compiled by Ankush Sharma in Bangalore

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