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Justin Asked To Bailout Failed Mexican Streetcar Maker With A Billion Or So Of Your Dollars

Quebec is asking favourite son Justin to assist in their latest tax payer bailout of failed Mexican streetcar manufacturer Bombardier:

Ottawa urged to match Quebec’s $1B Bombardier bailout

Bombardier mirrors Quebec, always promising never delivering and always with the handout.

There was a time when Ontarians could bitch that Quebec lived off the largesse of the ROC – especially Ontario’s forced generosity.

Alas that is no longer the case as successive Liberal governments have reduced Ontario to the status of have not province – just like Quebec.

  • David Murrell

    One thing the Trudeau administration might do would be to levy a special tax on Alberta oil corporations, to raise $1-billion, and give the money to Bombardier.

    Oh /sarc.

    • I am certain Justin will act decisively.

      • ontario john

        Your just not getting into the new “Happy Ways”.

        • wallyj180

          It is not ‘ Happy Ways’.

          Justin said ‘Sunni Ways’ .

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        He’ll insist those streetcars be bigger than HO scale.

        • DMB

          I wonder if Justin will hire Mr. Mugato to be his designer for the renovation of 24 sussex drive.

    • El Martyachi

      May as well. It’s a federal transfer payment that cuts out the middlemen.

  • Petrilia

    Bombardier, Mexican? What have I missed here?

    • hirsutetoboot
      • wallyj180

        Bombardier is outsourcing jobs to Mexico.
        The Mexicans are making crap and selling it back to us.
        Therefore we should give Bombardier more money.

        Something about that doesn’t sound right.

    • Toronto’s new streetcars come from Mexico, they are crap and the company is being sued as they can’t even deliver them.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Do you mean they can’t put them on a Warren Buffett owned railway to bring them up north?

      • andycanuck

        Just like Boob Rae’s Warsaw Pact Hungarian (IIRC) buses for the TTC back in his NDP days.

  • FactsWillOut

    To be fair, Quebec spends much more money delivering services to Quebecers, as opposed to just helping public sector unions and special interests.

  • canminuteman

    I wonder if the mexican bid is still lower if you consider the fact that without the 2 billion dollar bail out they won’t actually get any street cars. When selecting a bid you can’t just look at the numbers. You have to have a high degree of confidence that the contractor can actually deliver what they promise.

  • ontario john

    Hey, as we all say here in Ontario, “Its Only Money”.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      You should say, “It’s Only Our Money”.

  • Shebel

    Strange how the Wynne -Trudeau amalgamation continues to hand out taxpayer loot to the BIG multi-Nationals and goes out of their way to BLEED the small ‘Mon and Pop ‘ into obivian.
    Pretty soon you assholes won’t have anyone to collect your taxes for FREE.

  • Alain

    It is Bombardie so I can assure everyone that the bailout will happen.

  • Mr_bigstuff

    If Bombardier was in any other province it would have been left to fold up years ago-

  • wallyj180

    Bombardier is outsourcing jobs to Mexico.
    The Mexicans are making crap and selling it back to us.
    Therefore, we should give Bombardier more money.

    Liberal times are good times.

  • Gary

    These streetcars had another problem the TTC tried to keep quiet.
    The wheel base and length of the cars couldn’t make a proper turn on the existing tracks that have a tight arc with not enough distance to allow the rear of the streetcar to stay behind the front section and not start to Dog-walk .
    The track repairs at Spadina and Dundas area is a ruse to cover-up their screw-up to not compare the Bombardier test tracks with the actual TTC tracks in Toronto.

    Don’t be fooled , not one person from David Miller down to the dolts at the TTC will be held responsible or even lose their jobs.
    Miller spent $30 million of our tax dollars to NOT build a $20 Million bridge to the Island Airport only to see a Tunnel to the Island finally getting done when its fist proposal was back around 1940 .

    I still remember when Massey-Ferguson was about to go broke in the 1980’s and the Government bailed it out for about $140 million IF the American based buyer promised to keep jobs in Canada.
    There are now Condo’s and a housing community where the Plants use to be on King Street because the it closed down and production was sent to existing Plants outside of N.America .

  • Ron MacDonald

    Let the Mexican government bail them out.

  • JJ Joseph

    WTF? I love Bombardier! If you guys want to grow up to be ass-wipers in the local care-home, that’s your business. But I want to work for Bombardier making cool airplanes and trains. We’re not as bad as Ukraine where the goofs in charge are shutting down all the neat stuff they used to make, but we can still enjoy the pleasure of making beautiful airplanes while it lasts.

  • chuck_2012

    Most pundits quickly point out that Boeing and Airbus receive indirect subsidies from their respective governments. They say its no big deal and why not the same treatment for Bombardier.