Chamber Pushes for Provincial Help to Keep Bombardier Plant Working...
Two major contracts, including much-maligned Toronto streetcar order, set to conclude within the next year
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April 23, 2019 - by Matt Vis for tbnewswatch.com
- "This isn't just a Thunder Bay issue. This is an Ontario issue. There's millions and millions of dollars in spending to suppliers in the (Greater Toronto Area) from the Bombardier plant here.
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce president Charla Robinson is adding her voice to those calling on the Ford government to help ensure the future viability of the city's Bombardier plant.
Robinson last week sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford, along with a number of ministers and parlimentary secretaries within the Progressive Conservative provincial government to urge for continuation of work at the Thunder Bay mass transit vehicle manufacturing facility.
While the Bombardier plant directly employes about 1,200 people and contributes to hundreds of other local spin-off jobs, Robinson insisted the company's economic impact extends beyond Thunder Bay.
"It's also actually across Ontario. That's one of the messages we really want to get to Premier Ford and a number of the ministers," Robinson said on Monday....