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PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 19
October 19, 2016 / 11:05 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Oct 19

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** The Liberal government plans to re-introduce incentives for home-energy retrofits and commit to phased-in changes to the national building code that will eventually require all homes to be virtually energy self-sufficient. (

** The head of Canada's housing agency says Ottawa's new standard for gauging whether borrowers can handle higher interest rates to buy homes is necessary to prevent damaging the broader economy. (

** Suncor Energy Inc is selling another stake in an oil-storage terminal to an Alberta First Nation as the company seeks stronger ties with aboriginal groups in the northern oil-sands region. (


** Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault on Tuesday defended the fact that most of nearly $12 million spent on a plan to offer discounts to low-income electricity customers went to consultants and advertising. (

** Michael Chong, a Conservative Member of Parliament, is calling for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp and its securitization business to be privatized - something former finance minister Jim Flaherty once mused about. ( (Compiled by Gaurika Juneja in Bengaluru)

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