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Stephen Gordon: At Bombardier, economic nationalism is the last refuge of incompetent managers

The word “fleuron” has been popping up a lot in Quebec business and economic commentary. Even if your French is limited, you may remember it from the French version of the national anthem: a fleuron is an ornament in a crown, and its figurative meaning corresponds to “a jewel in the crown.” Prominent Quebec-based firms such as Bombardier, Couche-Tard and even the restaurant chain St-Hubert have all been described as fleurons that are deserving of protection. 571 more words

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In The News This Week - May 1, 2016

We pull together the top Canadian political stories from this past week to keep all our millennial colleagues up to date:

1. Canadian hostage John Ridsdel was tragically executed by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines this week after their ransom deadline passed. 189 more words

Canadian Politics

Bombardier Bailout?

“We lose money on every sale, but we make it up in volume.” It’s an old joke, except at Bombardier where it’s a business model. 226 more words

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Justin Trudeau non-committal over Bombardier funding, talks continue

MONTREAL – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is continuing to negotiate with Bombardier to establish the ‘right business case’ for federal investment in the company. 137 more words

World

Andrew Coyne: Good times and bad, the winds always blow money in Bombardier’s direction

“We lose money on every sale, but we make it up in volume.” It’s an old joke, except at Bombardier where it’s a business model. 853 more words

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Scoffield: The political week that was

With the House of Commons not sitting this week, jet-setting — and jets — dominated Canadian politics instead.

The Trudeau cabinet flew out en masse to a resort in Kananaskis, Alta., to spend three days talking about the economy, but it was the beheading of a Canadian hostage in the Philippines that seized all the attention. 669 more words

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Quebec City mayor urges federal finance minister to invest in Bombardier

QUEBEC — Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume has seized the opportunity of a private meeting with Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau to push for a federal investment in Quebec-based Bombardier. 343 more words

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