PRESS DIGEST - Canada - April 17

viernes 17 de abril de 2009 14:03 CEST

April 17 (Reuters) - The following are top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


- Canada's top soldier issued an apology late Thursday after it was revealed the military plane carrying the remains of Trooper Karine Blais dropped off troops in Ottawa - where flags weren't lowered - before heading to Trenton for her official repatriation.

- The key players who will determine whether Chrysler LLC has a future in Canada are digging in their heels, increasing the danger that a rescue effort could collapse.

- While global warming is expected to endanger most of the globe's woodlands, trees may prosper in Canada's Far North, scientists say.

- Ottawa is refusing to rescue AbitibiBowater Inc ABWTQ.PK with loan guarantees, putting thousands of jobs in communities across Canada at risk after the forest products giant filed for bankruptcy protection.

Report on Business Section

- Consumer prices in Canada rose just 1.2 per cent in March compared to a year earlier, with rising food costs offset by cheaper gas and cars, Statistics Canada says.

- Even risky companies are regaining access to credit markets as sales of high-yield bonds surge, signalling that the lending tap is opening further as investors regain confidence that the global economy has avoided a depression.   Continuación...