TORONTO—That Bombardier has asked for federal aid to save its C-Series passenger jet project has been confirmed by the company’s top executive, Alain Bellemare. Now the request is on the desk of Navdeep Bains, the minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, who will have to take his recommendation to Cabinet for approval. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, correctly, says, “there has to be a strong business case” to justify federal support. But given the potential level of
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