October 9, 2017 / 10:57 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST-Canada - Oct 9

Oct 9 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** The Canada Revenue Agency has indicated that employee discounts will now be taxed. The CRA issued a recent tax "folio" indicating that employee discounts are to be considered taxable benefits, and part of their income. tgam.ca/2y4lZPw

** The Liberal government is attempting to move past the divisive debate on pipelines by forging a national energy strategy that promotes the transition to a low carbon economy while supporting oil and gas development. tgam.ca/2y4dIuR

** The flow of Canadian lumber into the United States should be embraced and not feared by Americans, Canada has told the United States International Trade Commission. The Canadian government is leading efforts to persuade the ITC to reverse January's pro-U.S. decision in the cross-border trade dispute after the ITC issued a preliminary ruling in January, saying Canadian softwood is harming the United States lumber sector. tgam.ca/2y3cj7Q


** Tim Hortons franchisees who created an association to address their grievances with parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc have filed a C$850 million ($678 million) class action lawsuit against the company, alleging the fast food operator is trying to intimidate its restaurant owners and force the franchisees who formed the group out of their restaurants. bit.ly/2y3WnlK

** A 37 year old woman and her young twins died following an early morning fire in Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula on Sunday. Police spokeswoman Helene Nepton said there was a brief evacuation involving a dozen neighbours and none were injured. bit.ly/2y2Jg4b

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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