PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Sept 8

Sept 8 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


– Fearing another shipload of migrants is headed here,
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are drawing up measures to
demonstrate Ottawa is cracking down on illicit passage to

The Harper government is preparing a package of measures —
which may include legislation — to make life more difficult
for smugglers and those who crew their ships, such as the MV
Sun Sea that ferried 492 Tamil refugee claimants to Victoria in

– One of the top officials in the U.S. government, Nancy
Pelosi, will get a crash course this week on Canada’s oil sands
in a series of private meetings quietly orchestrated by
President Barack Obama’s point man in Ottawa. The meetings will
focus on climate change, the oil sands and the Canadian energy


– Canada’s banking regulator is preparing to lift a
two-year-old constraint that has pushed the country’s banks to
preserve excess capital instead of using it to increase
dividends, buy back shares or make acquisitions.

– The rupture of an Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO: ) oil pipeline is
draining millions of dollars per day from the profit margins of
Alberta’s heavy-crude producers as a sudden supply glut in
Canada depresses prices.


– Concerns about the sanctity of life and the slippery
slope represented by euthanasia ran up on Tuesday against the
Rouleau family, who travelled to Montreal to tell a legislative
committee about the day last June the family’s wheelchair-bound
patriarch ended his life with a hunting rifle.

– As recently as 2008, one in five Canadian teens were not
pursuing a formal education — a figure that falls below the
average of other developed countries, a new Statistics Canada
report suggests.


– Any savings Canadians have realized through this period
of near-zero interest rates have been all but wiped out by the
large amount of debt households have taken on, new research

– Research In Motion (RIM.TO: ) has purchased part of
software maker DataViz Inc, the Milford, Connecticut company
behind the popular smartphone application Documents To Go.

PRESS DIGEST – Canada – Sept 8