PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Nov 26


Nov 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories fromselected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified thesestories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Struggling Sears Canada Inc's so-far unsuccessfulattempt to find a buyer underscores a fast-changing domesticretail landscape. Just three years ago, Canada was considered agolden spot for expansion, with U.S. chains clamoring to findstore locations from which they could launch.()

* A prominent judge has found that a Canadian spy servicehas not been forthcoming with Federal Court. In a highly unusualstatement, the Federal Court said Justice Richard Mosley foundlast week that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service wasnot sufficiently open about all the surveillance alliances itplanned to form. ()

Reports in the business section:

* New BlackBerry Ltd executive chairman andinterim CEO John Chen has begun what is expected to be anextensive purge of the company's top ranks. Gone are predecessorThorsten Heins's top lieutenants, chief operating officerKristian Tear and chief marketing officer Frank Boulben, thecompany said Monday. ()

* Brighter job prospects in Alberta and more challengingones in the eastern side of the country are altering thecountry's population flows. Alberta saw another year ofabove-average population growth in 2012-13, driven by recordlevels of net international migration and interprovincialmigration, Monday's preliminary population estimate fromStatistics Canada shows. ()


* The Harper government's case for the defense in the Senatescandal has morphed from the lone gunman theory - that NigelWright acted alone - to a full-fledged cover-up by a number ofrogue operatives. ()

* Mayor Rob Ford blames a 2.5 percent tax hike proposed bycity staff on his effective demotion as chief magistrate andlashes out at the "embarrassing" return to "tax and spend" ways.Councillor Doug Ford says the "political will" to cut costs hasevaporated at city hall. ()


* Canada's banking regulator delivered a warning Mondayabout the state of the housing sector, reminding industryplayers to remain vigilant to the dangers of a correction in themarket and what it would mean for borrowers. ()

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