Bombardier Bailout Exposes Corruption Of The Elites

 

The Trudeau government recently gave Bombardier $372.5 million in taxpayer’s money.

That’s on top of a whopping $1 billion Bombardier got from Quebec taxpayers.

At the same time as they pay themselves those gigantic bonuses, Bombardier is forcing 14,500 people out of work through massive staff reductions.

And to top it all off, Patrick Pichette – a member of Bombardier’s board of directors, is also a director at the Trudeau Foundation.

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  • Clink9

    I have the torches if you have the pitch forks.

    • felis gracilis

      The time is coming…

  • canminuteman

    Bombardier probably also made big donations to the liberal party, so everything is good.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’m still pissed off about the GM and Chrysler bailouts.
      In the year leading up to them Ford secured a huge line of credit and they didn’t need government money to ride out the storm.
      So, now I drive a Ford.
      And McCallum will still lie to you and tell you he drives a Chevrolet.

      • El Martyachi

        There’s no problem with him driving a chevy, as long as it has one of those built-in breathalyzer interlock things.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          He didn’t own a Chevy.
          And I think it’s wise that he has a driver.
          I love that line Jeff Ross had at David Hasselhoff’s roast where he commented on the irony of him starring in a series about a self driving car.

          • El Martyachi

            The Hoff should run for office in Germany.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            That’s a brilliant idea!

      • canminuteman

        I have always baught North American vehicles until my most recent, which is a Mazda. I have forgiven them for making my great uncle waste his youth killing them in Burma.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          My vehicle history:
          73 Datsun 510 cost $350 in 1983.
          67 Chevelle cost $650 in 1984.
          76 Rabbit cost $1500 in 1986.
          78 Rabbit cost same in 1988.
          84 Hyundai Pony cost $1500 in 1991.
          Married my wife and her 1991 Plymouth Sundance which she bought new for about ten grand.
          2004 bought a 2000 Elantra.
          2010 bought a 2007 Honda Accord for twenty one grand.
          Our daughter wrote it off last year three hours after getting her learners permit.
          Now we drive auction vehicles, both Fords.
          I miss my little Lincoln.
          Left it back home when I came up north.
          Why pay for insurance when the grocery store, the beer store, the liquor store and the airport are all less than a half a mile away?

          • canminuteman

            I could never remember the details of all my vehicles, but its a lot like your. Mostly clapped out junkers until this one My Mazda 3 was only a year old when I go it. I have bicycles that are worth more than have my cars put together.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I always found it funny that some people would have very expensive bicycles and they wouldn’t use them because they were afraid of them getting stolen.
            I always went for the crap cycles because I could afford to replace them when they got stolen from me in downtown Winnipeg.
            Primary transportation for a couple of years.

          • canminuteman

            I own three bikes now, one a modern high end all carbon fiber road bike, a 1960’s vintage Raleigh three speed, and a mid range cyclecross bike. I have been a bike commuter for 35 odd years whenever feasible, and i have been riding my bike to my present job for twelve years. It’s 20 km each way, so I need a good bike to do it. I also have no danger of it being stolen at work. I got the cyclecross bike just this year, because after riding my road bike for the last two years, I realized it isn’t that good a commuter bike. The roads are too beaten up and a good chunk of my trip is on gravel paths that at this time of year are quite muddy.

            I regularly go on weekend 100 plus km trips, I’ll save the road bike for that.

            The three speed is my doing errands about town bike.. I would love to get another vintage bike as a restoration project, but between me and my kids we already have eight bikes in the garage, so there really isn’t room. Maybe after I retire.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Always told myself that the heavier the bike the better my legs.

          • Maggat

            Sounds familiar. Mine were hundred dollar specials. Buy one for around a hundred bucks, drive it for a year. Get five bucks for junk and go get another. Worked for quite a few years until I went crazy and bought a 3 year old VW beetle. Had it for years. A damn good car.

      • Gary

        Obama gave GM 20 billion and now GM has 11 Joint Venture auto plants in Communist China while just last year GM opened their Cadillac Plant in China to export them into the USA .

        **The Cadillac CT6 will be officially introduced in China on January 27.

        General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 11 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang and Wuling brands. In 2016, GM delivered more than 3.8 million vehicles in China.***

        http://media.gm.ca/media/cn/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/cn/en/2016/jan/0121_cadillac-plant.html

        • canminuteman

          I think it will back fire on them, at least with the Cadillac. Who the hell would buy a made in China Cadillac? If I was in the market for that kind of car I wouldn’t spend it on one made in China.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    Whad’ja expect!

  • The Butterfly

    Quebec is a cancerous tumor upon Canadian society.

  • Watchman

    Was the original caption for the Trudeau photograph above, “Sure I have balls like those other guys. Here are mine.”

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      As much as I can’t stand his wife what she said on women’s day impressed me.

      • disqusW6sf

        Yes I saw that. Maybe Sophie’s been listening to Camille Paglia.

  • ontario john

    And of course the Wynne government is celebrating the over four hundred million dollars, in the global warming tax scam it has has taken out of Ontario taxpayer wallets so far this year. I’m sure California needs the money more than we do. They have all those trans gender wash rooms to build.

  • Shebel

    but,but,buut –the Elites create jobs for we Plebeians.
    We thank them.
    WE revere them.

  • Tooth&Claw
  • Gary

    Joseph Bombardier did well for him self and lived just North of my fathers farm in Quebec . His modern Ski-doo came about in 1959 and all of his hard work and money since 1937.
    WW2 helped when he produced Snow Vehicles to move troops in the snow during the winter battles for the USA from 42-44 .
    He died in 1964 in Sherbrooke QC and it stopped being Bombardier as it expanded to get into making the Metro trains of Montreal in 1974 and then Bought out Lear Jet .
    They suck at almost everything they make outside of the Sea-DOO , Hydra-Jet boats , Spyder 3 wheel motor bikes and snow mobiles.

    Bombardier is now like a wing of the Government for a make-work program where it’s good at losing money because the taxpayers bail it out. The TTC is just as bad because because no matter how many bags of money they get they always have a shortfall because the People in Suits and Politicians at City Hall use the TTC for votes and usually give the Union members a better pension , newer buses , more benefits , endless projects to replace street car tacks or subway station exteriors when they are in the business of moving people safely .

    The Trudeau Foundation is just as corrupt as the Clinton’s is and it gets money from homophobic muslims or arabs that now wants favours for the donation .
    Trudeau thought Hillary would win and they could both screw over the poor and flood N.America with muslims and illegals .

  • robins111

    Just to fucking clear up one point.. Quebec taxpayers wouldn’t have a billion kicking around to fork over, if they weren’t subsidized by the rest of us..

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Separatism.
      Can’t fucking afford it.
      There will be no Quexit.

  • Alain

    This is the Liberal way. The Liberals have such a long and vast experience in brown envelops exchanging hands, and with all that experience they have really refined it beyond the requirement of brown envelops. Corruption the Liberal Party is thy name.

  • David Murrell

    I like the juxtaposition of the pic of Justin Trudeau juggling, with the three other men –the latter three who have done a lot to fight Islamic terrorism. Netanyahu, pictured, is Yonatan Netanyahu, who gave his life leading the raid on Entebbe, Uganda — to free Jewish hostages held by terrorists and Idi Amin.