PRESS DIGEST – Canada – May 24

May 24 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


– Deadly, brazen attacks in Kabul and Kandahar – including
a salvo of short-range missiles that slammed into the centre of
the airfield base housing thousands of Canadian and U.S. troops
– underpin a tenacious Taliban willingness to battle for Afghan
hearts and minds even as President Barack Obama escalates the
war with tens of thousands of reinforcements.


– The United States and China formally open high-level
talks Monday intended to steady their vast and sometimes tense
economic relationship, but North Korea threatened to emerge as
a point of diplomatic contention.

– Loblaw Co Ltd (L.TO: ) is locked in a crucial battle with
its major union over work rules as it steps up its fight
against Wal-Mart Canada Corp (WMT.N: ) and other non-unionized

At stake is the dogged pursuit by Canada’s largest grocer
for more flexibility to adjust staff scheduling and job
descriptions, and in turn lower costs. Competitors such as
Wal-Mart have an edge in being able, for example, to extend
employee hours on busy weekends and evenings without
necessarily having to call in a new crew or pay steep overtime


– British Airways (BAY.L: ) cabin crew were bound for a
five-day strike this week after the airline and union leaders
failed to resume talks on Sunday, blaming each other for the
communication breakdown.

Without a last gasp deal, the first of three five-day
protests planned in response to BA’s cost-cutting drive will go
ahead on Monday.

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PRESS DIGEST – Canada – May 24