Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(Bombardier-Compensation)

The chairman of transportation giant Bombardier has asked for his executive pay to be reduced to 2016 levels after a public outcry.

Pierre Beaudoin issued a statement saying he's heard the message loud and clear from members of the public outraged over the pay increases.

Bombardier has been bombarded with criticism since word emerged this week that Beaudoin and five senior executives say their pay jump 50 per cent last year to more than 32 million dollars compared to nearly 22 million the year before.

Two Quebec cabinet ministers called on Friday for the pay increases to be rethought in light of the fact that Bombardier has been recently given hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars for its CSeries and Global 7000 aircraft programs. (19)

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(Trump-Russia-Probe) (Audio: 112)

U-S President Donald Trump says he wants his former national security adviser to cooperate with the various panels investigating Russia's meddling in the presidential election.

The House and Senate intelligence committees -- and the F-B-I -- want to talk to Mike Flynn about his ties to Moscow as part of their investigations.

Flynn was fired as Trump's national security adviser after it was disclosed he misled the vice president about a conversation he had shortly after the election with the Russian ambassador.

He is seeking immunity in exchange for protection from prosecution if he testifies. (19)

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(Cda-Trump-Trade) (Audio: 103)

U-S President Donald Trump has now signed two executive orders to put trade under the microscope -- and Canada is among the countries studied.

One executive order aims to strengthen anti-dumping rules and improve the collection of duties on imports.

The other executive order calls for the completion of a large-scale report to track trade deficits country-by-country and product-by-product.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is calling it ``routine'' and says Canada is the single largest client of the United States and America runs a slight trade surplus. …

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