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.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:

– 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.

BUSINESS SECTION:

– 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
competitors.

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
bills.

NATIONAL POST

– 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