Talk of federal aid to help pull Bombardier Inc. out of a nosedive has caught the attention of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and the tanking energy sector.
Wall says in a Facebook post that if the federal government is thinking about a bailout package for Bombardier, it could consider similar help for the Energy East pipeline project.
He points out that there have been tens of thousands of job losses in Canada’s energy sector.
Bombardier announced on Wednesday that it plans to lay off 7,000 employees around the world, including 2,830 in Canada most of them in Quebec.
The premier also suggests in his post that the government could help with an oilwell cleanup project he has proposed.
Wall pitched a plan to Ottawa earlier this month for $156 million to clean up old wells that aren’t being used as a way to help create jobs in the oil-and-gas sector.
(The Canadian Press)