Bombardier Inc. to lay off 550 workers at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant


B00Mer
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Bombardier Inc. to lay off 550 workers at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/br...ontario-plant/

The Trudeau government has given millions to Bombardier and now they're laying off 550 Canadians.
 
Johnnny
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Time for Canada to layoff Bombardier.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Time for Canada to layoff Bombardier.

Time for you to lay off the mushrooms.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Time for you to lay off the mushrooms.

Yes letís keep propping up crony capitalists . They are good corporate citizens who donate regularly to the Liberal party after all .
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Yes letís keep propping up crony capitalists . They are good corporate citizens who donate regularly to the Liberal party after all .

Somebody propped up you, eh Daddy Warbucks? You sure didn't earn your trillions honestly.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Bombardier Inc. to lay off 550 workers at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant
https://www.thepostmillennial.com/br...ontario-plant/
The Trudeau government has given millions to Bombardier and now they're laying off 550 Canadians.

To be fair, Bombardier has been sucking at the taxpayer teat for f*cking decades now.
And now they're really screwed with nothing left but their light rail division. The tough part about that is exports. Most countries prefer to build their own light rail rolling stock. Not a lot of markets in Canada for that stuff right now. There's what, the GTA, Vancouver, Montreal and the light rail corridor between Calgary and Edmonton.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Time for Canada to layoff Bombardier.

They can go work for SNC, . . . never mind.

Move along . . .
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

To be fair, Bombardier has been sucking at the taxpayer teat for f*cking decades now.
And now they're really screwed with nothing left but their light rail division. The tough part about that is exports. Most countries prefer to build their own light rail rolling stock. Not a lot of markets in Canada for that stuff right now. There's what, the GTA, Vancouver, Montreal and the light rail corridor between Calgary and Edmonton.

LRTs don't do long hauls. Urban only and there is no line between Calgary and Edmonton.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

LRTs don't do long hauls. Urban only and there is no line between Calgary and Edmonton.

You won't have anything near the volume of traffic there to cover the costs of passenger rail service ... the Calgary-Red Deer-Edmonton corridor with 1000 passengers a week.

There is a good reason why there is so little passenger rail service in this country and it's not because there was a commie plot to take it away.
 
petros
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It's shitty because VIA is a Crown.

They lost a lot of money killing the southern route from Portage La Perogie to Vancouver and never recovered.

Take a look at what the private owned Rocky Mountaineer charges for Calgary to Vancouver.


FROM
$3,749.00 CAD
First Passage to the West at Great Leisure
VANCOUVER
KAMLOOPS
BANFF
LAKE LOUISE
CALGARY (OR REVERSE)

A berth in Silver and Blue Class on VIA from Vancouver to Regina was $389 and hard to get without booking in advance.
Last edited by petros; Jul 12th, 2019 at 06:52 AM..
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's shitty because VIA is a Crown.
They lost a lot of money killing the southern route from Portage La Perogie to Vancouver and never recovered.
Take a look at what the private owned Rocky Mountaineer charges for Calgary to Vancouver.

Take a look at their prices!!!
 
Serryah
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Take a look at their prices!!!


With all the rail lines *removed* over the years, even if we wanted rail back, it'd take years to get it up to something useful.
 
taxslave
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Passenger rail will never pay its own way.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Take a look at their prices!!!

I have. Melville SK to Vancouver is $1500 for a first class cabin.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

With all the rail lines *removed* over the years, even if we wanted rail back, it'd take years to get it up to something useful.

SK could pull it off. More rail than any other province.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Bombardier Inc. to lay off 550 workers at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/br...ontario-plant/

The Trudeau government has given millions to Bombardier and now they're laying off 550 Canadians.

Au contraire mon frere... Think about changing 'millions' to Billions and you'll have a more accurate reflection of reality
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's shitty because VIA is a Crown.
They lost a lot of money killing the southern route from Portage La Perogie to Vancouver and never recovered.
Take a look at what the private owned Rocky Mountaineer charges for Calgary to Vancouver.
FROM
$3,749.00 CAD
First Passage to the West at Great Leisure
VANCOUVER
KAMLOOPS
BANFF
LAKE LOUISE
CALGARY (OR REVERSE)
A berth in Silver and Blue Class on VIA from Vancouver to Regina was $389 and hard to get without booking in advance.

As posted on another thread the Feds. Via procurement dept. awarded passenger car replacement to a German company and rejected Bombardier's bid, now they are blaming Ford for not supporting Bombardier.


Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

SK could pull it off. More rail than any other province.

Could replace STC's cancelled service
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Au contraire mon frere... Think about changing 'millions' to Billions and you'll have a more accurate reflection of reality

Selling of their rec vehicle division did them in. Motorcycles, sleds, jetskis are all BRP and made in Mexico.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

As posted on another thread Via awarded passenger car replacement to a German company and rejected Bombardier's bid, now they are blaming Ford for not supporting Bombardier.
Could replace STC's cancelled service

My aunt comes to Regina for treatments. A limo/party bus company took over the run. She loves it. More comfortable and she can watch her stories on a big screen.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

LRTs don't do long hauls. Urban only and there is no line between Calgary and Edmonton.

My mistake. I thought the rail line between the two was similar to the LRT system for GO trains in the GTA. Mind you it's been almost 40 years since the last time I was there.
 
petros
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Once upon a time there was rail between Edmonton and Calgary and Regina-Saskatoon.

45 years ago there were doodlebugs on rural runs on the prairies.

If transit is hurting for cash and relying on subsidies they could be running freight at night and in the low volume daytime hours.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Not a lot of markets in Canada for that stuff right now.

Really? Draw a line from Edmonchuk to Winterpeg and onto the ocean and all those places need that kind of system. Seem like moves are being made to make sure the goods that get in are at 1930's levels, right under the towers that move people along at 300kph from the labs on Baffin Island doing mag/lev space launches through the holes in the Van Allen belt thanks to the ease to get to absolute zero.
If not for Ottawa the North could have already had have the stuff they need as Ottawa sells them shit that is always broken down of it just falls apart all by itself
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

My mistake. I thought the rail line between the two was similar to the LRT system for GO trains in the GTA. Mind you it's been almost 40 years since the last time I was there.

Every village in the north should have a public transportation system based on 'the cable car' and they do not get potholes like gravel roads and they do not need plowing and a lot of other shit. The 'local rail system' has many uses like home delivery of fuel and water and hauling away garbage and sewage.

The means to use local resources should be developed rather than reliance on material things being brought in from the outside. Peat logs compressed to the density of birch would be an emergency fuel system. A baked clay floor rather than vinyl as well as it being a fireproof siding that might save a place in a forest-fire event

An atv/hovercraft is more useful once you are past the last road in the 'fly-in village'.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Every village in the north should have a public transportation system based on 'the cable car' and they do not get potholes like gravel roads and they do not need plowing and a lot of other shit. The 'local rail system' has many uses like home delivery of fuel and water and hauling away garbage and sewage.

The means to use local resources should be developed rather than reliance on material things being brought in from the outside. Peat logs compressed to the density of birch would be an emergency fuel system. A baked clay floor rather than vinyl as well as it being a fireproof siding that might save a place in a forest-fire event

An atv/hovercraft is more useful once you are past the last road in the 'fly-in village'.

You're such a FOOL!
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Really? Draw a line from Edmonchuk to Winterpeg and onto the ocean and all those places need that kind of system.

I'm guessing you don't know what LRT is.
 
petros
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Long Range Trajectory if you talking mag levs that shoot frozen people into space.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

I'm guessing you don't know what LRT is.

ding! ding!

http://images.app.goo.gl/q3jbanr7AVei9saa7
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

I'm guessing you don't know what LRT is.

Light rail??

Notice it weighs about 60 tons less per engine
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Long Range Trajectory if you talking mag levs that shoot frozen people into space.

Here it would be Lots Retarded Trolls
 
B00Mer
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