April 14, 2009 / 11:24 AM / 10 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Canada - April 14

April 14 (Reuters) - The following are top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


- On a day that was to be reserved for the pomp and ceremony of the Canadian battlegroup’s change of command here, soldiers are instead mourning the death of Canada’s 117th casualty, Trooper Karine Blais, in Afghanistan. - The Quebec government is defending its health-care system in the aftermath of a report on CNN that questioned the timeliness of actress Natasha Richardson’s care after her fatal fall at Mont Tremblant last month.

Report on Business Section

- Canada’s securities industry watchdog is set to propose new rules for bond trading to address investor concerns that brokerages may be inflating prices and hiding big commissions.

Many investors would for the first time find out exactly how much commission they are paying to buy and sell bonds.

- The Obama administration’s move to ease some Cuban travel and investment restrictions is being hailed as the first step toward eventually lifting a trade embargo against the island country, but Ian Delaney, head of Sherritt International Corp, Cuba’s largest foreign investor, isn’t celebrating just yet.


- The four members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police involved in the death of a Polish immigrant who was shocked repeatedly with a Taser in Vancouver’s airport could face charges, B.C.’s Attorney-General said in a TV interview on Monday.

- A video game based on one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war is inciting controversy and enraging the families of soldiers who died during the conflict, putting on edge many who claim that a video game based on an ongoing war is beyond bad taste.

Financial Post Section:

- Canadian businesses expect to raise their prices by less this year, with many anticipating outright price declines that raise the threat of deflation as demand evaporates and sales fall, a Bank of Canada survey showed Monday.

- Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), the sixth-biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported first-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates and said it plans to raise $5 billion in a share sale.

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