PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Oct 19

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


– A grassroots campaign driven by volunteers has delivered
Canada its first Muslim mayor – Naheed Nenshi, who scored a
staggering win in Calgary Monday.

He defeated two better-funded candidates, including one
backed by Stephen Harper’s campaign team, and saw his support
surge in the final few weeks.


– Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO: ) has unveiled a key piece of
its global expansion strategy with the $1.6 billion purchase of
BlueBay Asset Management, (BBAY.L: ) a London-based firm that
will be used as a catalyst for growth in Europe.

Looking to expand its wealth management footprint around
the world, Canada’s largest bank began laying the groundwork
for a deal early this year, talking to numerous potential
targets, including BlueBay.


– Colonel Russell Williams pleaded guilty Monday to more
than 80 charges, including two counts of first-degree murder,
two sexual assaults and dozens of fetish break-ins for lingerie
documented in lurid photos.


– Apple Inc (Read more about Apple stock future.) (AAPL.O: ) had just posted one of the greatest
quarterly financial results ever for a publicly traded
technology company, but that was not enough for CEO Steve Jobs.
He had to rub it in Research In Motion Ltd’s (RIM.TO: ) (RIMM.TO: )

Usually companies avoid mentioning their competitors
directly when announcing their quarterly financial results, but
Monday Apple’s Jobs went out of his way to point out that
Apple’s iPhone outsold RIM’s BlackBerry over the course of a
record quarter for the Cupertino, California-based technology

PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Oct 19