Aug 15 The following are the top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
* Canada should double the number of international students
studying here by 2022, a new report commissioned by the federal
The task force responsible for the report, headed by Western
University president Amit Chakma, wants Ottawa to boost the
number of international students from about 239,130 to 450,000
in 10 years - from kindergarten through Grade 12 and
post-secondary institutions - without taking away seats from
Report in the business section:
* In more ways than one, the economic downturn has been
Canada's time to shine. Now we can add climbing business
investment to a bragging list that already includes a rock star
central banker, a stable financial system and a relatively
strong employment rebound since the downturn.
Canada is on track to spend more on capital investment per
worker than the average in OECD countries in 2012, the best
relative performance since collection of this kind of
comparative data began in the early 1990s, according to a report
released last week by the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto.
* The future of 20,000 of the best-paying jobs in Canada's
battered manufacturing centre is on the line as the Canadian
Auto Workers union seeks to reverse concessions that helped keep
auto makers afloat during the recession, while the companies
insist labor costs must be cut at what they say are the most
expensive plants in the world.
* If the past month has been a cooling off period for B.C.
and Alberta in the heated dispute over royalties from the
proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, relations may be turning
Alberta Premier Alison Redford was in Clark's backyard
Tuesday where she reiterated that she has not and will not be
meeting with her B.C. counterpart to discuss any sharing of
Alberta royalties from the proposed multibillion-dollar pipeline
* The head of the Canadian Auto Workers sent a stern warning
to the Detroit Three Tuesday to break with their pattern of
seeking more concessions from workers as contract talks between
the parties kicked off.