PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Dec 7

Dec 7 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


– Police say WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has
surrendered to British police as part of a Swedish sex-crimes
investigation, the latest blow to the secret-spilling website
that faces legal, financial and security challenges.

– Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is planning a
further tightening of Canada’s national security regime to
prevent a repeat of the terrorist attack that obliterated Air
India Flight 182 a quarter century ago.

– Canada’s education system remains one of the best in the
world, and its students perform well regardless of
socioeconomic background, according to the Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development’s most recent
international assessment of reading, math and science.


– A market forecast by residential real estate brokerage
Re/Max said there will be “greater stability” in the market in
2011, with the national average price forecast to rise by 3
percent to $350,000.

– Canada’s largest oil sands companies are banding together
to tackle one of the industry’s most vexing challenges – the
cleanup of their giant ponds of toxic mine effluent.

– West Face Capital’s Chief Executive Greg Boland, the
money manager who is challenging the board of Maple Leaf Foods
(MFI.TO: ), says he doesn’t want to break up the company – he
just wants to make management and the board more accountable
for its performance.


– The cost of training federal bureaucrats to improve their
language skills is spiking at the central department that is
leading the charge in the Canadian government’s efforts to
restrain spending, internal records reveal.


– On Tuesday, Google Inc (Read more about Google Stock Analysis) (GOOG.O: ) will hold a news
conference where it is expected the Mountain View,
California-based tech giant will unveil the first laptop
computers to run on Chrome OS, marking the company’s boldest
move yet to counter Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O: ) domination of the
computer world.

PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Dec 7