Trudeau, Couillard stand by Bombardier aid despite executives’ pay hike

BRAMPTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard were peppered with questions Thursday about their aid packages for Bombardier after the company’s senior executives saw their compensation rise by nearly 50 per cent last year. After touring a Magna auto parts facility in Brampton, Ont., Trudeau was asked several times how he can justify…

Federal Debt Held By Public Now At Highest Level Since World War II

Federal debt held by the public is set to hit 77 percent of gross domestic product by the end of this year, the highest level seen since shortly after World War II, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s 2017 long-term budget outlook. Federal debt held by the public, defined as the amount that the federal…

Trump declares war on Republican conservatives: ‘We must fight them’

By Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared war on members of his own party on Thursday by threatening the political careers of conservative Republicans who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed, but was quickly told the lawmakers will not bow to “bullying.” In a Twitter post, Trump took aim…

Catch people by surprise at every street corner with the Scrooser

Why it matters to you This minimalist’s zero emissions get around town scooter is sure to be a head turner. Do you like explaining things? That’s how you’ll spend time with a Scrooser, a clean, minimal-design electric scooter that can be configured for use on sidewalks or on private or public streets. At first glance,…