It could have been worse. Ottawa might have handed Bombardier the $1.3 billion it had begged for since 2015. Instead, the federal government provided a measly $372.5 million in February. That comes on top of the $1-billion bailout provided by the Quebec government last fall.
If you wanted to get to the small town of Concan, Texas from Charlottetown, P.E.I., you could count on being on the road for at least 41 hours, punching in some 4,367.2 kilometres in all, a good chunk of it on I-81 south.