PRESS DIGEST – Canada – April 20

April 20 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:

– Allegations that Afghan detainees were routinely handed
over to Afghan authorities for torture — up to now a largely
Canadian scandal — are poised to envelop fellow NATO countries
with a London court case that claims Britain exposed hundreds
of prisoners to abuse in similar circumstances.

– Airplanes gradually took to the skies after five days of
being grounded by the drifting volcanic ash that has crippled
European air travel.

Only limited flights were allowed to resume Tuesday, and
most of British airspace remained shut down. An international
pilots group warned that ash remains a danger and
meteorologists say Iceland’s still-erupting volcano isn’t ready
to rest yet, promising more choked airspace and flight delays
to come.

BUSINESS SECTION: – Global air carriers are demanding
compensation from European authorities for overreacting to the
threat of the volcanic ash cloud that triggered the world’s
biggest closing of airspace since 2001, stranded thousands of
travellers and has cost the industry more than $1 billion.

– Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N: ) continues to fire back at
charges accusing it of fraud. In a foretaste of its legal
strategy, Goldman is arguing that the investors involved in the
transaction were experienced and sophisticated players who had
“all the information they needed” to evaluate the deal at the
heart of the case, contrary to allegations of U.S. regulators.

NATIONAL POST:

– The U.S. military will wrap up its formal earthquake
relief mission in Haiti on June 1, although some assistance
will continue beyond that date, a U.S. military official said
Monday.

FINANCIAL POST:

– The timing of the departure of Palm Inc (PALM.O: ) Senior
Vice President of software and services Michael Abbott likely
indicates that an acquisition is not pending, according to UBS.
Abbott led the development of the smartphone maker’s WebOS
application platform and services.

– After one of the longest winning streaks in 40 years,
which carried stocks to new recovery highs last week, equity
markets look ripe for a correction. But just like previous
pullbacks that have occurred intermittently during the rally of
the past year, analysts say it should prove temporary.

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PRESS DIGEST – Canada – April 20