August 18, 2017 / 10:47 AM / 7 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-August 18

Aug 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


Canada is opening a migrant shelter in Ontario and pulling in police and civilian reinforcements from across the country to handle an accelerating influx of asylum seekers from the United States that shows no signs of abating.

The federal government has approved up to C$60 million ($47.4 million) in spending to bring electricity transmission to the remote First Nations community of Pikangikum, where lack of reliable power is contributing to a social and mental-health crisis in the community.

First Nations leaders have expressed their concerns about the treatment of Indigenous people in Canada to a United Nations committee that examines racial discrimination and one chief says Prime Minister Trudeau needs a "wake-up call."


A group of aggrieved creditors wants to sue the executive officers and directors of Sears Canada Inc for negligence and intends to ask an Ontario judge to schedule a hearing for their motion on whether they can proceed with their claim.

$1 = 1.2647 Canadian dollars Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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