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.