Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Canada Won't Buy Any Super Hornets amid Bombardier Fight, Trudeau Says

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Canada Won't Buy Any Super Hornets amid Bombardier Fight, Trudeau Says

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TORONTO * Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government could stop doing business with Boeing if the aerospace giant doesn't drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.

Trudeau said Canada "won't do business with a company that's busy trying to sue us and put our aerospace workers out of business."

Canada had been in talks to purchase 18 St. Louis-made F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing, but those have been on hold because of the Bombardier dispute. Trudeau's comments are Canada's strongest yet.

Chicago-based Boeing's complaint claims Bombardier's new C Series passenger aircraft receives Canadian government subsidies that give it an advantage internationally.

The complaint prompted a U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigation that could result in penalties for Bombardier. …

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