Streetcar crash

Is PM Useful Idiot Set To Give 1 Billion To An Incompetent Mexican Streetcar Manufacturer?

The bill we’ll all pay for Bombardier’s latest bailout

News reports say the federal government is getting to crunch time on whether to lend or give – which is not clear yet – $1 billion to Bombardier Inc., which is having trouble selling its new C-series aircraft.

This would be the latest in a long line of federal cheques made out to the company.

Background – Bombardier is blaming errors in its Mexican plant for delaying Toronto’s $1.25 billion streetcar order — again.

  • mauser 98

    ……a bil here, a bil there

    Steaming Jackass swallows and admits another lie

    Canada government makes clear it can’t meet balanced budget goal

    • Budgets balance themselves!

      • mauser 98

        TTC can’t get Bombadier cars ordered years ago

        • Gary

          David Miller and the leftist morons at City Hall wear this street car mess.

          The TTC had to replace the tracks at several intersection because the newer Cars need a wider arc than the old cars to make the turns . In Mexico , they didn’t replicate the track system we have in Toronto that would have exposed the flaw in the Wheel Base and length of these snakes to make a turn.
          One night I saw this monster being tested at the Dundas west subway where the 504 ( King) car loops , it had pulled out onto Dundas to head South and while the front section was blocking the incoming Cars to the Station the rear section was still coming out from Edna st and blocked any car traffic.
          It is normal for the Red Light at Bloor to cause a traffic jam where Auto’s are backed up right to the Station entrance for street cars . North bound TTC cars can’t turn into the station while this new Street car coming out of Edna will block off traffic in the right lane.
          Even after the $millions spent at that station for the dual track system to separate the 504 and 506 to reduce traffic back-ups , it’s still a mess and appears to be just another TTC Make-Work project which City Hall loves to get the Unions votes.

  • mauser 98

    imagine what degenerate pervert Steaming Jackass will put into governor general’s office….how bad will it be?

    Steaming Jackass says next GG will ‘reflect the diversity of Canada’

    • It’ll be a doozie, maybe Syed Soharwardy!

      • mauser 98

        a quadriplegic lesbian transgendered-in-waiting ISIS recruiter

        • simus1

          The Honourable Order Of The Brown Starfishes look happy and well fed.

      • Gary

        How about Omar Kadr now that he has been caught using his iPhone to contact Al-Qaeda members and his family.

        His lawyer was such a useful idiots and sucker that bought Omar’s lies , but don’t expect the CBC or STAR to report on Omar’s return to Jihad terrorism .

        Welcome back Khadr .
        No wonder ISIS cheered Trudeau for winning the Election , ISIS won’t have to kill as many civilians since Canada is taking in 200,000 during his first term and he pulled out our F-18’s to make it safe for ISIS to rape little girls and toss gays from roof tops.

    • Jabberwokk

      Captain Power and the soldiers of the future!

  • Spatchcocked

    They get free money from Canadian taxpayers

    They take jobs from Canadians
    They save 75 percent in labour costs in Mexico

    They still can’t make a go of it

    But they want more free money from Canadian taxpayers

    I smell Cretin and his extended family.

  • simus1

    Only idiot city councils in NA and higher levels of governments also in thrall to rent seeking crony capitalists and parasitic TTC unions have anything to do with street cars.

    No deliveries?


    Quel surpris!

  • Ron MacDonald

    Had those streetcars been built in Canada, there would have been no delay due to incompetence.

    • tom_billesley

      “TTC: A Streetcar Remained Desire”

  • Bombardier is our national airframe manufacturer. It combines everything we’ve learned in this country since WWII in aircraft manufacturing. It has hundreds of suppliers and thousands of employees. If we didn’t have it, we’d have to create it. We’d have an even bigger industry if that fool John G. Diefenbaker hadn’t killed the Avro Arrow and put 11,000 people out of work in a single day. That was for the Bomarc; remember the Bomarc? I didn’t think so.

    Every nation needs national lead industries; these industries need national support. If you don’t get this, you’re a globalist.

    • From what I can tell it keeps failing to deliver and exporting jobs to Mexico. Is the thing to be kept afloat forever at taxpayer expense in the name of sentimental patriotism?

    • The family has set up a perverse share structure so that all those bailouts with our tax dollars line their pockets and not the other shareholders.

      That’s a big reason the share price has sunk to the depths.

      It is a case of forcing the family to restructure or sell.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        One day I went looking for the share structure of Canwest before they flamed out.
        The three siblings each owned an equal thirty percent share and the rest of the stock was for the open market.
        It was a real eye opener about the fundamentals of common stock that trades on the stock market.
        You don’t really own anything except the perception that your stock has value.

    • Gary

      In the 1970’s they made one of the best Dirt Bikes which was the Can Am series with a plastic fuel tank . I think they were the 175 cc and 250 cc that gave a jolt to Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha that thought that they owned to Dirt tracks.
      The new Can Am Spider is great , plus they got into the Jet Ski’s and Jet Boats .

      I made the choice to accept what I’m not good at and stop doing it.

    • Clausewitz

      So what you’re saying is that financial viability is never to be taken into account? If they are as good and necessary as you say then there would be no need for subsidies. Bombardier is poorly run, has a terrible productivity rating, and the only reason why they are still in business is because they are a sacred cow of Quebecers in general, and Liberals in particular. Sometimes when the patient is on life support it’s more humane to just pull the plug.

  • David Murrell

    There’s a good chance Quebec will reject the Energy East pipeline. That, and $1-bilion to Bombardier, wil mean there wil be hell to pay.

  • Exile1981

    Bombardier just announced 7000 layoffs including 2400 in quebec alone

    • Physics grad


      they are all welfare jobs – living off tax payer handouts

  • canminuteman

    Bet on a government bail out and by some shares to profit off it. Bombardier shares went up 22 percent today on news that Air Canada is interested in buying some planes.

  • thedingo8

    apparently bombardier UK is also word on a british bailout. or whether any of our $1 billion will be in pounds.

  • Gary


    Judging by the tops of those streetcars with fans and Electronic, who thought it would be a good idea to not cover these up with Vented Shrouds to protect it from rain or our snow that can clog the fans and over heat the system .