BOMBARDIER INC. (WINNER)
If winners were selected solely on their raw drain on the public purse, then “corporate welfare” would place first every year, Wudrick said. But Bombardier was handed a lifetime achievement award simply for being the most egregious offender. According to CTF’s calculations, the transport firm has taken $ 3.8 billion in government handouts since 1966. And, just as the CTF was holding its Wednesday awards ceremony in Ottawa, Bombardier was seeking another $ 1 billion from federal coffers.