Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 1:15 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 1:15 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 1:15 PM ET

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P05 - (Sajjan-Boeing) OTTAWA. x-21s. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (SAH'-jihn) has used a major speech to the defence industry to blast American firm Boeing for picking a trade spat with Bombardier. Boeing has petitioned the U-S Commerce Department and the U-S International Trade Commission to investigate subsidies for Bombardier's C-Series aircraft that it says have allowed the Canadian company to export planes at well below cost. Sajjan says the government wants Boeing to back down. ("..to withdraw it.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Scott Day, a spokesman for Boeing, defends the company's trade action, suggesting it should not be linked to its military relationship with Canada. Sajjan also said the defence policy review that he will unveil next week will be linked to the government's broader innovation agenda. …

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