Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Quebec Premier Charest Says Trudeau Sending Bad Signals with Bombardier Delay

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Quebec Premier Charest Says Trudeau Sending Bad Signals with Bombardier Delay

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Ex-Quebec premier questions Bombardier delay

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MONTREAL - The Trudeau government is sending strange signals to foreign investors by taking so long to decide on whether to help aerospace giant Bombardier Inc., former Quebec premier Jean Charest said Tuesday.

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) asked for financial assistance from the federal government last December, prompting Charest to say he doesn't understand why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet seem to be hesitating.

He said "every national government in the world" supports its aeronautical industry -- "that's the norm, not the exception."

"Secondly, it's a very important signal to give," Charest told The Canadian Press.

"Because if the national government doesn't support its industry, then outside the country, investors ask themselves, 'what's wrong? …

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