Bombardier flying on a subsidized wing and a NAFTA prayer

From the perspective of the Canadian taxpayer, it is difficult to conjure any sympathy for Bombardier, just kicked squarely in its C-Series cockpit by the U.S. Commerce Department’s plan to impose the hernia of a 219% import duty on its passenger jets.

The company has been taking Canadian taxpayers on a flight of its own financial fantasy since 1996 when it got its first taste of corporate welfare money.

Since then, its embracing of corporate welfare has been like an insatiable sugar addiction, thanks to spoon feeding of grants and generously-conditioned loans from the federal government and the province of Quebec.


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