Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Trudeau says Khadr case could have cost $40-million
“‘I share those concerns about the money. In fact that’s why we settled,’ Mr. Trudeau told reporters at a news conference announcing the appointment of Julie Payette as the country’s next Governor-General. ‘If we had continued to fight this, not only would we have inevitably lost, but estimates range from $30 to $40-million dollars that it would have ended up costing the government.'”
+1: Judge rejects request to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets – CBC News
2. Republicans reject Trump’s plan to cut $300 million for Great Lakes cleanup
“Trump’s request to slash the budget of the popular Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million (U.S.) to $0 had sparked an outcry from environmentalists and politicians on both sides of the border.
“But Trump is simply being ignored by legislators, even those from his own party.”
3. Inside Philip Morris’ push to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty
“The world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company is deploying its vast resources against international efforts to reduce smoking. Internal documents uncovered by Reuters reveal details of the secret operation.”
4. The Unsettled: It’s easier than ever to live with no fixed address, but that doesn’t come without a cost.
“Roam and other services like it are obviously providing valuable infrastructure to a growing population of wandering cosmopolitans, but the inevitable questions arise: how much of that is at the expense of those who were there before? And what obligations do you have to the place where you are living if you aren’t really living there at all?”
5. Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help
“A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape, police said Thursday.”
– AP News