Tradelines News

Get the latest news and updates on cross-border customs and international trade.

Boeing Walked Away From Talks with Trudeau Government: Ambassador

Posted September 12, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Canadian Press)

Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says Boeing walked away from talks with Canadian officials aimed at resolving the American aerospace company’s trade dispute with Montreal-based Bombardier.

Ambassador David MacNaughton’s comments are the first revelation that the Trudeau government spoke directly with Boeing about the dispute, which has become a flashpoint for the Liberals.

They also come as media reports say British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will visit Canada next week, defended Bombardier during a recent call with U.S. President Donald Trump.

MacNaughton says Canadian officials were trying to understand why Boeing was picking a fight with Bombardier, since the two are not direct competitors. Click here to read more.