Sorry to paraphrase...a simple search will result in the entire article.
The head of Bombardier Inc.'s new commercial aircraft program can't think of any reason why the company wouldn't go ahead with the proposed 110- to 135-seat aircraft, despite the fragile state of the world's major airlines and Bombardier itself.
Gary Scott (ex Boeing 737 manager) said the aircraft program he has assembled is so compelling that several airlines he has talked to "are excited about it." Bombardier chief executive Paul Tellier has given Scott's team until about the end of next January to bring a proposal to the board saying whether it should go ahead or not.
Also states that EMB190 is too small..lacks range. A318 and 736 too heavy. 717 does not meet most range/payload requirements....you get the idea.