At this point, it doesnt matter anymore. Bombardier Aerospace is done except for business jets. Bombardier have been out of Ski-Doos for years, and their train division missed the boat on recent consolidation in the sector. They should have sold it years ago.
Just because a company is Canadian doesn't mean we should support it unconditionally.
Same applies to my Montreal Canadiens... if they can't play competitve hockey, I won't support them by attending a game. We want a winner. Bombardier may have made a great plane, but if there is no market for it, or they could not market it successfully to potential customers, they made a terrible mistake.
I'm not a Habs fan I'm from Ontario, that being said there were some good rivalries between the leafs and the Habs years back... That was good times
Bombardier did have a great plane! The only reason why it failed to make a solid foothold in the market was because Boeing and Airbus used their financial might to kill sales. Both Airbus and Boeing are highly subsidied, Boeing may even be the most subsidied company in the world. At least Airbus had the brains to take stock of the aircraft in the end. I can only imagine what is going at Boeing right now realizing they just helped to drop BBD value so their biggest (only) competitor could gain majority share of the cseries
I believe we should support Canadian products, but like you not unconditionally. The Canadian government (federal, provincial, municipal) did not come close to unconditional with the cseries. Do I think BBD had issues? Let me answer YES! All airline manufacturers are subsidized. If you believe that Canada should never support a aircraft manufacturer just say so.