Justin Trudeau, British PM Theresa May to discuss Boeing-Bombardier spat in Ottawa next week

Posted In: News Date:Sep 12th, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Monday as Canadian officials try to resolve a potentially damaging trade dispute over passenger jets with U.S. aerospace manufacturer Boeing.

Boeing asked the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate whether Bombardier is dumping planes into the U.S. market, alleging government subsidies to the company allowed it to close a deal for 75 C-series passenger jets with Delta Airlines at a cut-rate price.

Canada's ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, told reporters covering the Liberal cabinet retreat in St. John's that he's asked Boeing executives to resume talks to head off the dispute.