Bombardier Corporation has recently come out announcing that it is seeking to sell off the Downsview site, in the north end of Toronto. Media reports have also emerged that the company plans to sell of the Q400 aircraft.
This site employs more than 2,100 Unifor members in the production, office and technical divisions, along with a number of other direct and indirect jobs that stem from the work at the facility. Unifor is absolutely opposed to the sale of the Downsview property as it will result in the loss of good jobs - now and in the future.
Preserving Bombardier’s presence at Downsview is critical to the future of good jobs in the aerospace sector. All levels of government have invested significantly in creating an aerospace hub here, with Bombardier at the centre. Unifor is fighting any potential relocation every step of the way.
Please take a moment to sign this letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, your Member of Parliament, the local MP, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne your Member of Provincial Parliament, the local MPP, Mayor of Toronto John Tory and local Toronto City Councillor Maria Augimeri, calling on elected officials to refrain from taking any action that could ease the sale of Bombardier owned and occupied land at Downsview. This includes allowing for any possible re-zoning.