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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Canadians fubarred by Steve once again

Bell Helicopters to lay off 300 in Quebec after winning coast guard contract

Quebec plant was helping make new choppers for Canadian coast guard

Bell Helicopters is planning about 300 layoffs at its plant in Mirabel, Que., as part of a global downsizing that will see 1,100 jobs lost.

Bell Helicopters recently won a $156-million contract to build helicopters for the Canadian coast guard on top of a $172-million coast guard order placed in 2014.

The federal government promoted the awarding of a sole-source contract to Bell as a way of creating jobs in Canada.


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