September 12, 2018

Canada Goose becomes “Bombardier” of luxury outerwear with $1.48M taxpayer subsidy

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Manitoba Conservative Premier Brian Pallister is forking over $1.48M to help Canada Goose expand its manufacturing operations in Winnipeg as part of a larger $15.8M taxpayer handout that the Premier says will create about 700 jobs.

Pallister says the handout will help train sewing machine operators over the next three years, as if that makes this handout to a luxury company any easier to stomach.

Normally I support Canada Goose, not due to any misplaced consumer patriotism but, because they annoy the freaks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and have never surrendered to PETA’s crazed social justice pressure mob!

But being able to ignore a bunch of anaemic hippies with no buying power is hardly a good enough reason to support corporate welfare to one of Canada’s best performing companies.

Last year, Canada Goose was listed as one of Canada's fastest growing companies by, who report that the company's revenue has boomed by 393 per cent over the past five years, earning it the 171 spot on 2017’s Profit 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

And, to say Canada Goose is Canadian is stretching the definition. In 2013, seventy per cent of the company was acquired by American firm, Bain Capital and the rest of the shares are publicly traded. 

Canada Goose HQ is in Toronto and of course it does provide jobs for Canadians but so do thousands of other companies, all without a penny of taxpayer cash.

Manitoba taxpayers who can’t afford Canada Goose clothing shouldn’t be forced to subsidize $1200 parkas for those who can.

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commented 2018-09-13 08:58:37 -0400
Yup, Canada Goose, eh? Just another blood-sucking tick on SLRP

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commented 2018-09-13 08:29:02 -0400
Chinese fakes en-route to Canada by the container load. So the rest of us can afford a jacket. Thanks again to Sheila and the Rebel for exposing this corporate welfare.
Money for everything except Veterans, seniors, disabled,and the rest of us tax paying people.
commented 2018-09-13 07:20:42 -0400
My guess is that the hiring policies at this government subsidized company will be highly selective and biased towards certain minority groups. Or maybe I am just becoming jaded and cynical.
commented 2018-09-13 04:05:54 -0400
Pallister only won the election because there was nobody that sucked less than he did. The best the new democrats could do was launch attack ads pointing out that Pallister took a lot of vacation days to Costa Rica.
commented 2018-09-13 04:00:34 -0400
No handouts.
commented 2018-09-13 00:51:30 -0400
Pallister has been invited to join the CINO Club. A person must have fooled hundreds of thousands of Canadians to gain entry.
commented 2018-09-12 21:26:18 -0400
Conflict of Interest and Ethics don’t apply to Liberal Governments and especially to the close associates and confidants of Prime Minister.
commented 2018-09-12 21:10:35 -0400
Correction: Sheila made the point that it was technically Manitoba gov’t money, however, Ottawa sends them $2B in transfer payments, so the money came out of the same pot.
commented 2018-09-12 20:11:26 -0400
I absolutely hate that sob Pallister. He slashed the hell out of our health care. He shut down the emergency rooms in the following Winnipeg hospitals.

Victoria Hospital.
Concordia Hospital.
Seven Oaks Hospital.

Pallister even closed the urgent care unit in Misericordia hospital.

When I heard that Pallister broke his arm, it put a smile on my face.

I really wish the rebel would cover Pallister kicking Steven Fletcher out of the party. Fletcher was the only person in the party that stood up to Pallister.

The only reason I voted for Pallister was because I was against thecarbon tax. And now it looks like we are getting a stupid carbon tax.
commented 2018-09-12 19:37:52 -0400
You asked why they got federal money?
Gerald Butts wife Jodi was appointed to the BOD less than a year ago. Conflict of interest much?