August 29, 2017 / 10:54 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - August 29

Aug 29 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL Caterpillar construction-equipment dealer Toromont Industries Ltd has struck a deal to buy privately held Hewitt Group for C$1.02 billion ($819.01 million)in cash and stock as it seeks to ride a mining-sector recovery and tap into a massive pool of public-infrastructure spending planned over the next decade, particularly in Quebec. (

As NAFTA negotiations enter the second round of talks this week, the duty-free threshold for e-commerce purchases could provide some negotiating leverage for Canada, some observers say. (

Amid Bay Street speculation about who will buy Canadian construction company Aecon Group Inc , AltaCorp Capital Inc is placing an early bet that it will be a large international firm such as Kiewit Corp or ACS Group. (

$1 = C$1.25 Canadian dollars Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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