A Suggestion on Style: Time for Editors to Freshen Up the Adjectives on C Series

A Suggestion on Style: Time for Editors to Freshen Up the Adjectives on C Series

I grew up in Boston, a life-long Red Sox fan. Like every other fan who endured any part of the franchise’s legendary 86-year title drought, my pain was amplified by the gallons of ink journalists spilled explaining why the franchise was “cursed.” But, when the Red Sox finally won the World Series in 2004, all curse-related conversations were confined to retrospectives… That is to say that when the facts changed, the coverage and commentary rightfully changed. 

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The Globe & Mail finds Bombardier in full compliance with the law, but you’d barely know that from reading their story

The Globe & Mail finds Bombardier in full compliance with the law, but you’d barely know that from reading their story

The Globe and Mail ran a story this weekend titled “Bombardier's new Russian locomotive project has Kremlin connections”, but if you go by their actual reporting the headline should have been “Bombardier’s new Russian locomotive project is in full compliance with all laws and regulations.”

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Better Engaging in the Public Discussion around Bombardier

Better Engaging in the Public Discussion around Bombardier

We’ve all seen it; coverage that contains obvious bias, unsupported assumptions and missing facts. While traditional media provides some ways to address these issues - corrections, editor’s notes, and letters to the editor - in our current digital environment these tools are no longer enough. That’s why we’ve created this platform; to better inform and communicate with you and to respond more effectively to bias and inaccuracies in the media.

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Boeing’s protectionist push would be felt by consumers and carriers across the world

Boeing’s protectionist push would be felt by consumers and carriers across the world

We at Bombardier did not expect Boeing to welcome the C Series. We were, however, very disappointed that Boeing would make so many false claims in its petition to the U.S. government. We have an obligation, on behalf of our customers, the flying public and the tens of thousands of jobs that depend on the C Series in Canada and the United States, to set the public record straight.

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Canadian investments in Bombardier are in compliance with all trade rules

Canadian investments in Bombardier are in compliance with all trade rules

The CEO of Embraer SA, our Brazil-based competitor, published a column in the Globe and Mail alleging that Canada had provided Bombardier with “illegal subsidies” that somehow “violate” WTO rules. This is not true. And because the allegations were so inaccurate and misleading, we needed to respond to set the record straight. Here is what we had to say...

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