Boeing comes after Bombardier


The protectionist wave sweeping across Washington right now spells trouble for Canadian businesses. After strong words from the White House about Canadian softwood and dairy, Boeing has opted to take a jab at Bombardier, filing complaints with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission over government subsidies that it claims have given Bombardier a pricing advantage.

Boeing’s case is anything but solid, considering the subsidies that the company also receives, but Bombardier’s sales could still be affected by the process. Desautels Professor Karl Moore calls it the name of the game these days, saying that “You rattle your sabre and try to scare the customers a bit.”

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