Bombardier says it didn't lobby Ottawa to help Russian executive

Montreal-based Bombardier says it didn't lobby the Harper government to keep a Russian executive off Canada's list of sanctioned people with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bombardier says it did discuss Russia and other foreign policy issues in meetings with the government, but it didn't discuss specific individuals.

Bombardier says it remains in negotiations on a multi-billion deal that would see the company sell more than 100 of its Q-400 turboprop civilian aircraft to Russia.

Bombardier was reacting to opposition questions in the House of Commons yesterday over a decision not to impose sanctions two Russians with connections to Canadian companies.

One of the men heads a company in negotiations with Bombardier.

Ottawa has imposed sanctions on several dozen people with ties to Putin, as part of a broader package imposed by Western countries over the crisis in Ukraine.

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  1. Mark posted on 05/18/2014 02:38 PM
    Harper uses extortion, threats and bribes to peddle his dirtiest oil on earth tar sands..which has devastated once pristine Alberta ecosystems and wilderness and their native inhabitants..along with many other of his cronies' projects which harm environments worldwide. He has sabotaged climate talks, he blocks laws for animal cruelty and endangered species protection, he promotes horrific wildlife massacre bloodbaths, such as the harp seal pup bloodbaths (ignoring the entire world which has banned and boycotted Canada for that atrocity) and many other less publicized ones like elk massacres and endangered polar bear trophy hunts. he indulges in massive land and air pollution across Canada and clearcutting of old growth. Along with his crushing of laws upholding human rights, and his arms peddlng and warmongering, Harper has shown he's simply a threat to the public and must be removed from public office.
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