It said no USA work is now being done in Thunder Bay.
The other Toronto-area contract with Bombardier, Metrolinx's $428-million deal for 125 two-level GO Transit commuter rail cars, is slated for completion in early 2020.
As hundreds of employees at Bombardier's railway manufacturing plant in Thunder Bay, Ont. face the reality of losing their jobs, a war of words has erupted between the provincial and federal governments over exactly who should bear the blame.
Fedeli said the federal government, under Justin Trudeau, has yet to commit to funding the "full federal share" of Ford's $28.5 billion transit expansion project announced in April.
Federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said Wednesday that Ontario's premier failed to deliver on a promised contract for the facility in her hometown that could have saved jobs.
"That's still not going to prevent the layoffs...but the company can slow down the line speed and save 150 jobs", Unifor president Jerry Dias said in an interview.
Bombardier also said its northern plant is hampered by the increasingly strict Buy America policies south of the border.
Ontario is planning a historic transit investment, and the hope is that Bombardier will be a key player in that initiative, Fedeli said.
"Now you're looking at these people moving from Thunder Bay or working in the logging industry or the mining industry".Читайте также: Zack Snyder Set to Produce a Netflix Anime Series About Norse Mythology
Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney, responded to the news in a statement.
"If officials would have moved quicker a year ago, we may have been able to avoid much of this", he said.
It is not enough for the Province to express disappointment with Bombardier's decision today; action must be taken to correct this devastating situation!
He say the province is partially to blame for the layoffs because Bombardier's "customer is the government, not individuals".
Last month, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford said Ontario's regional transportation agency, Metrolinx, extended an offer for 36 additional rail cars to Bombardier, but Pasqualino says the plant needs 10 times that amount to sustain employment.
Both Mauro and Pasqualino have pointed to Buy America clauses in USA transportation contracts under the Trump administration as hampering Bombardier's ability to land new orders. "We want to keep the wheels turning".
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