BETRAYAL: Bombardier Considers Cutting 300 Canadian Jobs

The Trudeau government gave massive bailouts to Bombardier, without including measures to protect Canadian jobs.

Bombardier may soon be cutting hundreds of Canadian jobs.

According to the CP, “The railway division of Bombardier Inc. says losing out on a large electric train contract in Montreal may force it to lay off workers this fall at its plant in La Pocatiere, Que., unless it wins some new contracts. Spokesman Eric Prud’homme describes the situation for the facility as perilous once the contract to make new subway cars for Montreal’s metro system ends. He says it is “five after midnight” for the plant over the next 12 months, putting at least half of the plant’s 600 jobs on the line.”

This is a huge betrayal.

After all, Bombardier has received hundreds of millions in bailouts from the federal government – and over a billion from the provincial government of Quebec.

Bombardier is only surviving because of money made by Canadian taxpayers that was forcibly taken and given to them.

Yet, it seems that money didn’t include protections for Canadian jobs, which is a disgraceful oversight.

Additionally, it turns out that the city government of Montreal recently chose to get 24 train cars from a Chinese company, rather than supporting a Canadian company – another act of disloyalty by those in power.

Bombardier should not be allowed to get bailouts and cut Canadian jobs. If they need to move those employees elsewhere in the company that’s fine, but to lay off Canadian workers while taking massive amounts of taxpayers money is unacceptable.

After all, Bombardier’s greedy executives felt so entitled that they gave themselves massive bonuses after getting bailed out with our money – and Trudeau refused to condemn them or block the bonuses.

Unfortunately, the government has shown themselves willing to bow down to Bombardier’s wishes without any strings attached, and the result is the betrayal of Canadian workers and taxpayers.

Spencer Fernando

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Canucklen
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Canucklen

Just more of the same … Trudumb has never run even a popcorn stand, so how can anyone expect him to have a grasp of an actual economy with a budget?? To him it’s all just play money — he knows nothing else. He thinks he’s playing Monopoly and he just bought Boardwalk, er, Bombardier …

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JILL WARD

BETRAYAL, gee , there seems to be a lot of that going on around canada these days. Sad considering there are still people out there laying their lives on the line for us and canada . OH well it is the new canada IN WHICH TREASON , BETRAYAL, THIEVERY, DECEIT, ETC. REIGNS!!

David
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David

After the street car fiasco in Toronto why anyone would buy anything similar from Bombardier is beyond me. Another example of the beleaguered taxpayer being expect to prop up a myriad of questionable enterprises in this country.

Ruth
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Ruth

Only those in Quebec……

don morris
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don morris

This is going to be a great year for Montreal,first Oreo cookies has closed a plant there ,laying off 454 people,now Bombardier is about to blackmail their way into a bailout or ELSE!

I believe the government will capitulate.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/quebecs-bombardier-bailout-is-not-an-investment-its-corporate-welfare/article27081111/

Apparently,Bombardier received their first bailout in 1966,to the tune of 39 million,and over the years since,about another 3 billion.

Unfortunately, both Liberal and Conservative governments continue the bailouts to this most “insider” corporation of all the insiders in Canada’s corporate elite.

D
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D

Trudeau better get things straight!!!!! The bailout money needs to be paid back!!!!!!! especially since most of the money went to Executives bonus plans!!!!!

Bob Fry
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Bob Fry

So China get’s a contract for 24 Subway cars, and Bombardier loses out on the bid and has no new contracts upcoming. Is this Justin Trudeau showing China that the inter trade between Canada and China is open. But this was a contract for the city of Montreal, Bid evaluations have never been above board since 1967 in Quebec, so then Bombardier didn’t get a second look or at least a phone call telling them what changes they had to make. If China bid meets all the criteria of specifications and their are lower then they should receive the contract.… Read more »

Darrin
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Darrin

And to think that Bombardier transferred rail technology to China years ago and now they turn around and sell the fruits of that technology transfer back to us.

So, who exactly was looking out for Canadian best interests? Certainly not the federal government or Bombardier trade negotiators.

We are inching closer and closer to becoming a banana republic.

https://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurethe-importance-of-chinas-high-speed-tech-transfer-policy-5748075/

Adam Brodersen
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Adam Brodersen

They could have approved the energy east pipeline if they wanted some jobs. I say that’s karma, and I don’t feel bad for them at all.