PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Oct 26

Oct 26 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


– Winnipeg’s police chief is promising to do everything in
his power to solve a series of weekend shootings that left two
men dead and a 13-year-old girl seriously wounded.

“This is an awful, awful event and we’re certainly
committed to the public to do everything we possibly can to get
these people in front of the courts,” Keith McCaskill said


– Premier Brad Wall and Potash Corp (POT.TO: ) of
Saskatchewan are turning up the heat on Prime Minister Stephen
Harper, with a barrage of statements suggesting BHP Billiton
Ltd’s (BHP.AX: ) proposed takeover would undermine Canada’s
strategic position in the global resource industry.

Wall’s adamant rejection of the BHP deal and Potash Corp’s
effort to wrap itself in the Canadian flag are driving up the
political cost that Harper will have to pay should his
government allow the foreign acquisition, even if it insists on
conditions that address some of the Premier’s concerns.


– Omar Khadr has pleaded guilty to five war crimes charges,
including murder, in a deal with the Pentagon that limits his
sentence and could see him return to Canada within a year to
his remaining time.

In a hearing here yesterday before a U.S. military
tribunal, Khadr pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder
in violation of the law of war, providing material support to
terrorism, conspiracy and spying.


– The legal battle over Potash Corp (POT.TO: ) of
Saskatchewan’s “poison pill” or shareholders rights plan, which
attempts to fend off BHP Billiton’s (BHP.AX: ) $40 billion
hostile takeover bid, will be heard in Regina Nov. 8.

The Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission will hear
legal arguments for and against the poison pill at a special
hearing at the RCMP Heritage Centre.

PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Oct 26