Legault stipulates the conditions for yet another aid to Bombardier

Legault pose ses conditions pour une énième aide à Bombardier

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QMI agency

No question that the patterns of the Bombardier offer juicy bonuses or salary increases if Quebec comes to give another financial assistance to the company, insisted on Friday the prime minister François Legault.

Of passage in the eastern Townships, Mr. Legault has severely flayed his rival, the head of the official opposition, Dominique Anglade, and for its management of the file Bombardier during the last term of the liberal Party.

If Quebec comes to offer a new financial assistance to Bombardier, this would be done under several conditions and in a completely different way to what was done at the time, has he hammered.

“The government of Quebec [under Philippe Couillard] has invested not in the whole of Bombardier […], but only in the division of the series C. We, what we said is that you would have had to place$ 1.3 billion in the parent company and ask for actions, and ensure that the leaders do not pay wages completely obnoxious, as we saw with Mr. Bellemare”, he explained.

In the event of assistance from the government Legault, it would be in the whole of the group Bombardier, and would be subject to assurances on the number of jobs and on the cap of the compensation of the senior officers, explained François Legault.

Earlier, the national Assembly, the opposition parties have, meanwhile, demanded to hear the executives of Bombardier before any aid is granted.

“I have the impression that it has purchased Bombardier three times, there, in the last decades”, has launched the co-spokesperson of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

“It should certainly legislate on the bonuses and ensure that there are no salary increases and ensure that there is no bonus to be paid,” said the mp, pq’s Martin Ouellet.

His liberal colleague André Fortin has expressed a desire to understand what had led Bombardier to announce the elimination of these positions on Friday.

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