Should Canada cozy up to dictatorial regimes just to help sell our goods? What if that regime is the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism and regularly threatens the very existence of Israel? Is it okay to push dollars over principles?
I don’t ask that question lightly but based on facts, that's what I think is happening in particular with Bombardier, a company that Trudeau’s Liberals are desperate to help with money and by changing Canada’s foreign policy to fit their agenda.
We’ve been telling you about the push by the Trudeau Liberal government to fund bombardier to the tune of $1B dollars.
The language currently being used is not "if" but "how" they give them the money.
We’ve also told you about the extensive lobbying of the Trudeau Liberals.
Bombardier CEO Alain Bellmare has met with over 100 senior bureaucrats or politicians since the election one year ago.
That includes several meetings with Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion and some of his key staff including:
Daniel Jean, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs | Office of the Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada
Julian Ovens, Chief of Staff | Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada
Joseph Pickerill, Director of Communications | Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada
Now why are they doing that? Because Bombardier wants the sanctions against Iran lifted, they want relations normalized because they want to sell the Iranians some planes.
If you listen to the Liberals and why they are in a hurry to kiss and make up with a regime that sponsors terror, threatens Israel, harasses Canadian citizens and was spying when we still allowed their diplomats in, their intentions are clear – it is about business.
But should business interests really be driving our foreign affairs policy?
There has been no end to the outcry that some armoured vehicles were sold to the Saudis, an ally of Canada though a questionable one and one with a horrible human rights record.
Meanwhile we have a despotic regime in Tehran that has funded Hamas and Hezbollah, that continues to back Bashir al Assad and we want to make nice with them?
It doesn’t make sense to me and it shouldn’t make sense to you and yet both the Liberals and Bombardier are upfront, this is about selling planes.
Are we really changing our foreign policy towards one of the worst governments in the world just to help one Montreal based company sell a few planes?
I hope not but that is how it looks and that is how it has looked for some time now.
I think Bombardier makes great products but the power of this one company over the current government is worrisome. They’re able to get a principled foreign policy changed along with a promise of one billion dollars from taxpayers? That’s crazy.
If you’re like me and think this is too much, if you oppose corporate welfare, if you worry what cozying up to Iran will mean to our real friend and ally in the Middle east – Israel – then I ask you to sign our petition at www.StopBackingBombardier.ca and lend us your voice.
We are also commissioning a poll on the government’s relationship with Bombardier and could use your help. Any donation of $5, $25, $50 or more would help.
Go now, sign the petition at www.StopBackingBombardier.ca and help us stop the madness.