PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Oct 14


Oct 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories fromselected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified thesestories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is pledging to put out morerobo-calls like one he made on Friday criticizing a councillorfor voting against his Scarborough subway plan. Councillors,meanwhile, accused Ford of using "bullying" tactics and calledfor him to be dealt with by the city's integrity commissioner.()

* Canada's housing market is back on a roll, a finding thatshould be evident in the September sales data that the CanadianReal Estate Association will release on Tuesday. The slump thatbegan in the summer of 2012 came to an end this past summer,with sales topping economists' forecasts, and the market showinga surprising amount of momentum. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Discount behemoth Wal-Mart Canada Corp has quietly startedto sell food online, ranging from Halloween candy to gluten-freeorganic cereals and prepared Thai dishes. Its initiative setsthe stage for an even more intense battle with grocery rivals inan already cutthroat field. ()

* An Ontario government order holding directors and officersof defunct Northstar Aerospace Inc personallyresponsible for a C$15 million ($14.4 million) cleanup of apolluted parcel of company land is sending a chill through thecountry's community of corporate directors. ()


* The federal government will unveil plans this week toforce cable and satellite TV providers to offer consumersso-called pick-and-pay services. Consumers are frustrated overbeing forced to buy large bundles of channels they don't wantwhen they sign up for satellite and cable TV services, saysIndustry Minister James Moore. ()


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