March 31, 2017

$200M Ford handout “a personal reward” from Trudeau to UNIFOR

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, I agreed with Aaron Wudrick of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that the last thing a rich company like Ford needed was a multibillion dollar taxpayer gift from Wynne and Trudeau. WATCH to see what I think was really behind this handout.

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commented 2017-04-02 00:08:54 -0400
Allan Peterson, your comment about subsidizing Ford and charging us the carbon tax is right on! What a contradiction! Idiots are everywhere, even at the top.
commented 2017-04-01 13:41:19 -0400
I have said many times that most bandits live in QUE.now I must add ONT.
commented 2017-04-01 11:40:08 -0400
The US has ports. We can use them. And by we I mean as a Manitoban and former Albertan. Ha.
commented 2017-04-01 11:21:04 -0400
@ Allan

Yes, the US does want our oil and gas, but having more customers makes us stronger. We would still have to get out oil and lng top tide water so we can sell to other countries. Anyway, the US does not buy oil from Canada at the world market rate, so selling to other countries will increase profits.

- “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark”

Problem is that they import their oil in any case, so as nice as it sounds to let them freeze in the dark …
commented 2017-04-01 00:06:40 -0400
Peter, there is no need to join the US. They want our oil and gas. “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark” was never more apropos.
commented 2017-04-01 00:04:29 -0400
Funny how TATER TOT wants to shut down carbon fuel industries yet he subsidizes those industries that produce the vehicles that consume carbon based fuels. Then he puts a carbon tax on top it all to curb our use of carbon based fuels while subsidizing the vehicles that produce the demand for them.. He is either the world’s biggest numbskull or a lying liberal elite. Or both, if he thinks we don’t see through his BS.
commented 2017-03-31 22:51:45 -0400
I wonder why I started humming the theme from The Godfather when I saw this video. Bombardier , CBC , Ford and the Unions , Quebec handouts to media.
This is an extension of the fiasco with hydro rates. Industry is not competitive in Ontario so they are subsidizing and bribing them to remain at the cost to the taxpayers .
Malfeasance in office for both Wynne and Trudeau . Criminals .
commented 2017-03-31 22:43:47 -0400
Bombardier increased profit above forecast target’s. The upper management were allowed a increase in their bonus because they exceeded market forecast of profit!!!!. The government gave them money, Our money , increased the bottom line, and in turn triggered the increase in bonus. In short we paid for their bonus
commented 2017-03-31 22:33:47 -0400
From why I understand in corporate, you must or should increase investor return by 10 to 15 percent. Not common shares the TSE, or Foreign. When and if your target’s are not met or slipping. Layoff’s first, delinquent on loan’s, merger’s, or insolvency, (bankrupt). Then it is protect me. The rats come out. If you can get a bail out, like Ford NEEDS one, you survive and feed off each other.
commented 2017-03-31 22:04:21 -0400
Ezra, it’s a bribe, pure and simple – the two commie kleptocrats begging one of the remaining auto-pact businesses to stay here so Ontario’s economy doesn’t implode before the next election. With Trump offering massive tax incentives for American companies to re-patriate, this is a cynical move to offern public funded subsidy incentives to an industry these kleptos pillage.
commented 2017-03-31 19:23:54 -0400
Well this P.M. is from QUE you know.
commented 2017-03-31 17:20:51 -0400
Canada is well on its way to being the new Greece! This is an intentional destruction of our country, and should warrant a public hanging of this traitor. I know we no longer hang traitors, but I think the highest treason against our country, warrants it.
commented 2017-03-31 17:13:14 -0400
More mis-management of tax payer dollars by the Liberals; these handouts must stop. They are bankrupting us!
commented 2017-03-31 16:33:37 -0400
Eldon said, " … JT, Wynn and Nutely should be hung for treason. … "

Now, that sounds like a good idea.
commented 2017-03-31 16:31:44 -0400
@ Eldon

I would welcome the merge … or rather re-merging of Alberta and Saskatchewan and then a graceful of not-so-graceful exit from Canada. The new country would still be land locked so getting oil and lng to tide water would be difficult. But a merge with the US would solve that problem.
commented 2017-03-31 15:34:44 -0400
I am sure all the lefties will be along to decry corporate welfare that they claim to despise. But i will not hold my breath.
commented 2017-03-31 14:39:19 -0400
My understanding is that 102 million is coming from the feds and 102 million is coming from the Province of Ontario. That is why Junior and Wynne had another smiley little smugfest in Windsor. The reason why they are pouring out the cash is their recent poor standings in the polls. Nothing like some good old porkbarrel politics to raise the spirits.
commented 2017-03-31 14:31:38 -0400
One wonders when the largesse will end. Last month ( Feb 7th ) Trudeau gave Bombardier $372.5 and today Bombardier announced bonuses and pay increases for their top executives that amount to over a 50% increase in compensation. Perhaps it was in recognition of laying off over 14,000 workers in the past five years? Now Ford gets $200 million from Junior and friends. Oh, and that Infrastructure Bank that Trudeau wants is to be funded primarily with money from China in order to facilitate their buy-in of our country’s resources and assets. So, must I resort to buying Ford stock in hopes of recovering my share of this most-recent taxpayer-funded exercise, or might the money be better spent donating to the O’Leary campaign? Junior’s destruction of our economy must be stopped!
commented 2017-03-31 14:20:10 -0400
Peter, it won’t be long before the new leadership in Alberta and Brad Walls Sask Party disolve the boundaries between the two provinces. Then the West will tell Ottawa just where to get off! JT, Wynn and Nutely should be hung for treason.
commented 2017-03-31 14:15:48 -0400
here is hoping Trudeau can finally make people believe money does not secure your freedom or safety.
commented 2017-03-31 13:54:08 -0400
The Trudeau dynasty hates Canada but needed our resources to distribute to his friends.
commented 2017-03-31 13:39:55 -0400
Definition of a Liberal: give, distribute, hand out other peoples money, wealth, property, very liberally, especially to lesser deserving people, business, abortionists, terrorists.
commented 2017-03-31 13:05:04 -0400
Sure, let’s hand out all of the tax payer’s money to anyone and everyone except those that need it, Alberta.

However, in actuality, Albertans generally do not want a handout, they just want the provincial NDP and the federal Liberals to … to be polite shall we say … to take a long walk off of a short peer into piranha infested waters.