The Trudeau Liberal government has continually shown a willingness to bail out Bombardier with Canadian taxpayer dollars.
In those situations, they had an extremely high degree of leverage over the company, as Bombardier was desperate for money after failing in the free market once again.
The Liberals could have set strict conditions for any bailout funds, including job protection guarantees for Canadian workers, firing the failed Bombardier executives, and restricting executive pay and bonuses.
Yet, the Liberals failed to use that leverage, and now Canadian workers are paying the price.
The Liberals gave Bombardier our tax dollars without securing anything in return, and since being bailed out we have repeatedly watched as Bombardier sold off Canadian assets, slashed jobs in Canada, and paid their executives exorbitant bonuses.
And now, there are more job cuts, with Bombardier announcing that half of the 1100 jobs at the railway car plant in Thunder Bay will be eliminated.
Yet, despite the fact that the federal Liberals got out-negotiated and out-played by Bombardier, they are stunningly trying to blame Doug Ford.
It’s absolutely pathetic.
On Twitter, Liberal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tried pinning the blame on Ford:
“While our federal government and the hardworking people in my community worked to save jobs at the Bombardier plant, Doug Ford sat on his hands and made empty promises. His government let these critical investments lapse.”
To Thunder Bay workers: we stand with you. See my full statement on the layoffs at the Thunder Bay Bombadier plant: pic.twitter.com/kGBYbUcRF0
— Patty Hajdu (@PattyHajdu) July 10, 2019
Hajdu’s comments and the Liberals pathetic spin-job are a total disgrace.
This is a failure of the Liberal government, full stop.
They had leverage over Bombardier.
They could have protected Canadian jobs in return for giving bailout funds.
Instead, they gave Bombardier the money and did nothing to stand up for Canadian workers, enriching a few super-rich elitist CEOs at the expense of Canadian taxpayers.
No amount of lying or shifting the blame by the desperate far-left Liberals can change that fundamental reality.
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