PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Nov 5


Nov 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories fromselected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified thesestories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* A meeting between British Columbia Premier Christy Clarkand her Alberta counterpart Alison Redford scheduled for Tuesdayhas been canceled as talks between the two provinces on pipelinedevelopment in British Columbia have reached a tense stalemate.()

* The number of Canadians using food banks fell 4.5 percentthis year from 2012, reflecting improvement in some regions,particularly the Prairies. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Beijing-based computer manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd actively considered a bid for BlackBerry Ltd,but the Canadian government told the smartphone company it wouldnot accept a Chinese takeover because of national securityconcerns, according to sources familiar with the situation. ()

* Canadian manufacturers and steel producers are urgingOttawa to channel tens of billions of dollars in planned federalspending their way over the next decade. ()


* Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is walking an intentionallyfine line following two high-profile expressions of support inrecent weeks for the oilsands and the controversial Keystone XLpipeline. ()

* Transport Canada has told its minister, Lisa Raitt, thatit is gathering evidence that could lead to federal prosecutionagainst Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Inc, the companyinvolved in the Lac-Megantic disaster, for allegedly failing tocomply with safety regulations. ()


* Bankers still have a lot of work to do to sell all ofBarrick Gold Corp's $3 billion equity offering, butsources maintained on Monday that there is no talk of re-pricingthe deal. ()

* The Ontario government is considering the introduction ofnew tax incentives in hopes of boosting the level of investmentin research and development within the province. ()

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