May 11, 2017

Maxime Bernier outside Bombardier headquarters: “I want to abolish all corporate welfare”

Eric DuhaimeRebel Commentator

I was proud to present your 20,000 signature "Pay Us Back" petition to Bombardier, protesting their executives' decision to grant themselves an almost 50 per cent raise. While there, I also spoke to Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Maxime Bernier about his thoughts on corporate welfare like the kind Bombardier has been getting for decades.

Bernier vowed that abolishing corporate welfare and subsidies is part of his platform, one that, if implemented, would save $8 billion a year.

I ask him how he would deal with the inevitable backlash from corporations and employees alike, with companies threatening to leave Canada altogether.

He also talked about how his leadership campaign is going.

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commented 2017-05-12 03:57:52 -0400
I hope Trump puts down the foot on Bombardier.
commented 2017-05-12 01:33:20 -0400
John Siciliano; Throwing all that shit at the wall hoping something will stick isn’t working for. Trying sticking to two or three points that you know well and flesh those out. Just tryin’ to help.
commented 2017-05-12 00:20:23 -0400
Mel Hurtig is a famous Canadian civic nationalist along with Paul Hellyer who ran for the PC and Liberal leadership campaigns from 1968 to 1976.

Canadians need a discussion about debt, full employment, special interest influence in all parties, ending foreign adventurism, ending usury, secularism, ending neoliberalism on the left and right, and considering bringing back tariffs for manufacturing and ending the tax cuts which have bled Canada dry since 1988.

Canadians need structural formulas to fix Canada and return it back to the days of the 1970’s when debts were low and our standard of living was high.

Canadians need civic nationalism to live, prosper and ensure their kids and grandchildren have a future and are not tied down to the debt-based major parties in Canada aka the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP.
commented 2017-05-12 00:14:26 -0400
And whether it is Koch-funded or Soros funded on the liberal-left in the mainstream the mainstream parties simply dress up people that donate by a different fashion because they still invite people to halls, dinners and such to get money. They do it through other means and they are still donors from corporations from all three big parties.

Also, all three big parties support the war on terror and money for ships and planes and tanks from Lockheed Martin another corporation to do the business for our foreign policy.

A foreign policy should be independent where Canadians can pick and choose what we wish to do in the world.

That is truly nationalistic.

So I want capitalism the way it used to be when small businesses were around manufacturing instead of this race to the bottom controlled system where people struggle and our standard of living continuously goes down.

We need corporations to be broken up and real mechanisms to fix our system.

That is simply civic nationalism and anti-racism and ending wars created by the United States.
commented 2017-05-12 00:10:09 -0400
Well financial crises usually do result in anti-immigration parties.

It happened after the Great Depression in the West after 1929 which scapegoated the Jews and now it is the Muslims.

History repeats itself.

As for corporations backing parties, all parties are corporate-based parties that are major because they support oligarchy, lack of choice in society and in politics and business, and they want to support big oil and are probably Koch funded. As for Liberals, I am not liberal but I am a civic nationalist and I have supported the Canadian Action party and the Progressive Canadian party since the financial crisis.

Independence is how to remove our corporatocracy which we have had since 1988 since Mulroney and all PMs since then.
commented 2017-05-11 23:56:00 -0400
I was walking home after dark last night and a cool wind was blowing and when I looked up a big, bright full moon emerged from behind some clouds. I thought, the only thing missing here is the call of the loon.
Enter John Sillyano, right on cue.
commented 2017-05-11 23:13:15 -0400
Silly Siciliano. Oh that stupid tripe about Conservatives being the party of big business (implying they don’t care about the little guy). It’s common knowledge, even on CBC Power and Politics, that the Liberals have only large corporate donors and the Conservatives have only tons of small individual donors. Get with the times Siciliano! That song was stricken from the hymn book years ago.

And how the hell to you relate these two items; They believe in dividing Canadians on Islam when it was the bankers through the world that caused the 2008-09 financial crisis

Send me a direct email, I’ll give you the name of a good psychiatrist. Cheers!
commented 2017-05-11 22:12:23 -0400
The warmonger theory is as absurd as blaming death on undertakers.
commented 2017-05-11 22:10:21 -0400
What is more John Siciliano I do not buy into the myth of “the military industrial complex” nor any other “war monger” theory. No armourer in all of history has ever had to pick a fight in order to sell his wares.

Three of the biggest arms suppliers in Europe are Sweden. Belgium and the Czech Republic and have been since the 1800s. Switzerland is also a significant arms supplier and is armed to the teeth….what fights have they ever had to pick in order to sell their wares?
commented 2017-05-11 21:49:32 -0400
You know what John Siciliano…I would love to follow your lead and really make an example out of a corporation I despise…..HARPO…..which is OPRAH spelled backwards…..why should that disgusting plutocrat be a billionaire? Tax her back to a sharecropper’s shack with a black and white cathode ray tube TV with a coat hanger for rabbit ears….Hell why stop there….break her rice bowl and really teach her what weight loss is about…

What have you got to say about THAT john?
commented 2017-05-11 19:07:24 -0400
John Sillyano, Duh?
commented 2017-05-11 17:23:17 -0400
The Conservatives better come up with much more than corporate taxes reduction and unprotecting the dairy industry. Trudope talks non-stop about the middle-class. Even he is lying and stabbing them in the back, people will only remember middle-class.
commented 2017-05-11 17:09:11 -0400
Sounds great, Maxime! But if you win the leadership contest, good luck dealing with the enemy; the bed-wetters and floor-crossers in your own Party.
commented 2017-05-11 17:06:41 -0400
Carole Masse, well said!
commented 2017-05-11 17:03:35 -0400
John Siciliano, you can say all the same for the Liberals which are even worse because they are bought by the Saudis and kneel down in front of China. And the NDP are a bunch of wackos, with no idea what an economy is.
commented 2017-05-11 16:45:05 -0400
The Conservatives are a pro-globalist party since they wanted the war in Libya, Iraq, Syria and even Iran now.

They support the military industrial complex and supported the bailouts in 2008-09.

They believe in usury and the big banks funding societies and not the Bank of Canada.

They believe in dividing Canadians on Islam when it was the bankers through the world that caused the 2008-09 financial crisis.

They believe in scapegoating.

Only civic nationalists will unite Canadians.
commented 2017-05-11 16:42:40 -0400
It is better to raise them to US levels and use the money to build up society because corporations don’t need any assistance by government.

We need more small businesses.

The Conservative party are the party of big business, big military and the wealthy.

Only civic nationalists would end corporate welfare by supporting anti-globalization, anti-war, pro-Canadian policies of protecting health care, education, water resources, value-added business, tariffs, protectionism, while the Conservatives only want oligarchy and reduction of choices like the Liberals and NDP.
commented 2017-05-11 16:40:31 -0400
Corporate tax cuts are corporate welfare.
commented 2017-05-11 15:30:48 -0400
@Carole Masse…people have to be educated that there is really no such thing as “corporate income tax”….all costs of doing business are prorated and passed on to the consumer in the final price tag. Efforts to “eat the rich” just result in in the goods and services being offered at an uncompetitive price and job losses are the result.
commented 2017-05-11 15:05:56 -0400
By the way, you will never beat Trudope with a reduction in corporate taxes.
commented 2017-05-11 15:01:05 -0400
What is his position on M103 and the mass muslim immigration? What is his position on foreign funded NGO, environmental groups and lobbyists?