Dec 24 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
* Police officers across Canada continue to grapple with
Twitter users revealing the location of impaired driving
checkstops, which ramp up during the holiday season.
* Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau told an
Islamic conference Saturday that groups who attacked his
decision to attend the gathering only work to divide Canadians.
Reports in the business section:
* The Canadian Federation of Independent Business wants both
lower taxes and deficit reduction this holiday season. During a
recent round of pre-budget consultations, the powerful business
lobby urged Ottawa to stick to its current target of wiping out
the deficit by 2016. ()
* A Gangnam Style parody video set in Sunnybrook Hospital's
maternity ward, featuring a series of jocular delivery room
scenes, was pulled from the organization's official YouTube
channel after being met with criticism from a women's rights
group, which has since demanded a public apology from the
* SNC Lavalin Group Inc is demanding that all
independent consultants it does business with complete an
"ethics exam" by the end of the year or risk losing their
contracts with the company. ()
* Canada has increased by C$50 billion ($50.27 billion) the
amount of residential mortgages that it is willing to guarantee.
But this time the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp
, the biggest provider of mortgage default insurance,
is not getting any. Instead, the additional backing is going
only to private-sector players such as Genworth Canada, who will
see their maximum raised to $300 billion from $250 billion.