Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on Bombardier C Series aircraft


January 26, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that U.S. imports of Bombardier’s C Series aircraft do not represent a threat of injury to Boeing:

“We are very pleased with today’s vote by the ITC, which confirms Canada’s position that Boeing is not commercially threatened by Bombardier’s C Series aircraft.

“Canada’s innovative aerospace industry is a historic and vital sector of our economy, supporting more than 200,000 middle-class jobs across our country. The Government of Canada will always vigorously defend the Canadian aerospace industry and its workers against protectionist trade practices.

“Moreover, Canada-United States trade is important to the prosperity of both our countries. This decision will support well-paying middle-class jobs on both sides of the border.”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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