PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Feb 19

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


– Even if he was thrown in prison in Sudan at the request
of Canadian agents, Abousfian Abdelrazik has no case against
the federal government because Canadian law does not protect
him overseas, Justice Department lawyers claim.


– CanWest Global Communications Corp (CGS.TO: ) will have a
second suitor when a consortium backed by the Asper family and
supported by Goldman Sachs Group Inc files a $120-million bid
for control of the broadcasting company.

– John Lau, the long-time president and chief executive
officer of Husky Energy, is stepping down from the top spot at
the oil and gas company.

Lau, 67, will leave Calgary, where Husky is headquartered,
for Hong Kong, “where he will assume responsibility for leading
the development of the company’s businesses in the Asia-Pacific
Region, including existing businesses in Indonesia and the
South China Sea,” the company said in a statement.


– Canada will officially oppose international efforts to
get the world’s major economies to impose a global bank tax,
government sources tell the Financial Post.

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PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Feb 19