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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has announced it will open a formal complaint against Canada at the World Trade Organization (WTO) questioning the subsidies granted by the North American country to its aeronautical industry, specifically to Bombardier.

According to Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this year alone the Canadian government injected approximately US$2.5 billion into aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.

“There is indication that the Canadian Federal Government intends to make a significant new contribution to the company's capital soon, to ensure the viability of the new C-Series . . .

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