Failing Bombardier CEO Alain ‘Bailout’ Bellemare Whines After Losing Via Rail Contract Bid

But he’ll still cash those bonus cheques!

Bombardier CEO Alain ‘Bailout’ Bellemare is whining about Bombardier losing a Via Rail contract.

Via Rail decided to go with German company Siemens AG, and Bellemare isn’t happy.

Here’s what he said to reporters:

“It’s incomprehensible. We work in many countries around the world, and all countries require significant local content. We see it in the U.S. It’s difficult to understand that here, we can’t find ways of protecting innovation, technology and jobs that are similar to all the other countries in the world.’’

Of course, Bombardier losing the contract is actually quite ‘comprehensible.’

As noted by BNN Bloomberg, “Bombardier has been plagued by missed deadlines on a Toronto light-rail project, and was blocked last year from bidding on a New York subway-car contract because of past delays.”

Hilariously, despite Via Rail saying that “on-time delivery was a key reason for its decision to choose Siemens,” Bellemare is somehow claiming that past delays don’t justify Bombardier’s defeat:

“We’ve had a few production problems on some projects, which I began fixing in 2015, and we’re completely fixing them today in 2018. So for me, this is really not a justification to decide for a C$1 billion project.’’

Note how he doesn’t even say “completely fixed them,” he says “completely fixing them,” as if the process isn’t yet complete.

And adding to the delusional absurdity, Bellemare claimed that the company is “winning everywhere in the world – except in Canada.”


If winning means constant failure and getting bailed out by taxpayers while slashing jobs and giving huge bonuses to executives, then sure, Bombardier is ‘winning.’ But if winning means actually succeeding like a real company, then no, Bombardier is not ‘winning.’

Yet, Bailout Bellemare knows that the Quebec government and Trudeau government are already getting their pens ready to sign over more taxpayer funds to the company, so no matter what he does he never faces the consequences of Bombardier’s failures.

Spencer Fernando

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If you must fly on a Bombadeer aircraft, make sure you express your misgivings about a machine that was made by people who lost their jobs even when Quebec gave them billions in transfer money.


And yet no help for the pipelines, that would be really beneficial to the whole country and jobs here in Canada, just Canadian dollars for the protected one province, and it’s businesses and friends, no benefits or jobs hardly in Canada, and their corruption of Canada.

peter black

This person is insane. He is in some kind of lala land. He has no idea how business runs. If his contracts had proper non-delivery penalty clauses his compoany would be bankrupt even with bailouts. Classic example -Waterloo Region LRT rail cars –over one year behind NO PENALTY CLAUSES . Now Bombardier crew on site to adjust software missed at factory. Incompetence on all sides.
You could not write fiction and come out with a book this bad. We taxpayers are being taken to the cleaners by Bombardier, Quebec and BUTTS/TELFORDTRUDOPE TREASON TRIO

Brian Dougan

Winning!! He’s taking a line out of the Trudope playbook. Every loss is a “win.” (The Free Trade “deal.”)


Trudeau cannot see the political road past the next dip and it is pothole that is going to swallow him whole.
Bailouts to Quebec and Ontario and snubbing Alberta constantly isn’t a winning combination.


Troy, Ontario is finally Conservative (yeh!) so like you we are paying Quebec 8 billion, plus our Fed. health care share has been cut back and thanks to Lieberals(and Butts) we have a debt of 340 billion, and the Lieberals left the Doug Ford Conservatives a 15 billion deficit and a huge financial mess etc.


Not to worry Bombardier I’m sure Trudeau will make sure your fully compensated for any lost revenue just like the Dairy Cartel.

Pierre Gelinas

Watch for another upcoming failure, thanks to Edmonton City Council who frequently screw up with projects and are adding another to their list: They selected Bombardier for its next LRT trains…. wow…