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U.K. Really Blames Canada for Bombardier Fight

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Boeing Co. 777 planes are manufactured at the company's facility in Everett, Washington.

Boeing Co. 777 planes are manufactured at the company's facility in Everett, Washington.

Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg

The U.K. is said to see Canada as primarily responsible for the trade dispute between Boeing Co. and Bombardier Inc. because of the level of its state aid to the aerospace company.

Publicly, the British government has said that the U.S. imposition of punitive duties on Bombardier is disproportionate, and Prime Minister Theresa May even lobbied U.S. President Donald Trump unsuccessfully to try to prevent it.