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Bombardier still aims to outsource jobs as it waits to hear on bailout

Bombardier Inc. is pushing to shift major chunks of work on its Toronto-built Q400 turboprop planes to Mexico and China, even as it seeks a billion-dollar bailout from Canadian taxpayers.

March 21, 2016  By The Globe and Mail

The transportation giant’s proposal to shift assembly of wings and cockpits for the turboprop planes to facilities in Mexico and China, respectively, would eliminate about 200 jobs at the suburban Toronto factory where those components are assembled now, sources familiar with the situation say.

A proposal by the company to outsource wing and cockpit production was rejected by workers at the Toronto plant in October, but Bombardier has not given up on the idea. “They are still determined to offload the wing and the cockpit to Mexico and China,” said one source familiar with the discussions. | READ MORE


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