PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Nov 1

Nov 1 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


– An embattled first nations community situated in the
heart of Ontario’s Chemical Valley will announce a landmark
lawsuit Monday morning targeting the province’s role in
long-standing health problems throughout the town and
neighbouring city of Sarnia.

Residents of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation will join lawyers
and scientists from Ecojustice – formerly the Sierra Legal
Defence Fund – in launching the legal action at Queen’s Park.


– BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP.AX: ) appears confident it can win
Ottawa’s approval for its hostile takeover of Potash Corp
(POT.TO: ) of Saskatchewan Inc, despite massive political
resistance to the foreign control of a strategic component of
the global food chain, in a ruling that is expected this week.

Negotiations between the Australian company and Investment
Canada wrapped up on the weekend, but sources said Sunday that
Industry Minister Tony Clement had yet to rule on whether BHP’s
$38.6 billion acquisition of the Saskatoon-based fertilizer
company represents a “net benefit” to Canada.


– Omar Khadr has been handed a stiff but symbolic 40-year
sentence by a U.S. military jury, but could return to Canada in
little over a year in a transfer that the Harper government has
agreed to “favourably consider.”

A seven-member jury of military officers sentenced Khadr to
40 years in prison yesterday for crimes that included the
murder of a U.S. soldier when Khadr was 15 years old.

– The Harper government has withdrawn its request to deport
a jailed Ottawa businessman to India after admitting they can’t
confirm if he’s a Canadian citizen or not.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ decision came days before
Deepan Budlakoti, 21, was scheduled to face an admissibility
hearing on Nov. 4.


– BHP Billiton Ltd’s (BHP.AX: ) priority is getting
Investment Canada’s approval for its hostile bid for Potash
Corp (POT.TO: ) of Saskatchewan, not raising it, a source close
to the Anglo-Australian mining giant said Sunday.

The source questioned a report in the Sunday Times that BHP
Billiton is planning to raise its $39 billion offer for
Saskatoon-based Potash Corp, the world’s largest fertilizer

PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Nov 1