May 23, 2017 / 10:53 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - May 23

May 23 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Elections BC is investigating after an NDP candidate in Richmond complained he was the victim of unfair and inaccurate attack ads. (

** Roughly a third of the 179,000 absentee ballots cast in British Columbia's May 9 election have been counted and the race to govern the province has not changed, though the incumbent Liberals' share of the overall popular vote fell slightly to almost a dead heat with their rival New Democrats. (

** Canada's prison agency is close to establishing new rules that would prohibit the placement of vulnerable people in solitary confinement and increase the time segregated inmates can spend out of cells. (


** The average mortgage debt in the country rose 11 percent during the past year to more than C$200,000 ($148,610) even as 52 percent of Canadians say they lack the financial flexibility to quickly adjust to a change in costs, according to a new survey. (

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