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Jet maker set to axe 1,700 jobs

Bombardier has confirmed it will cut more than 1,750 employees in Canada and Northern Ireland over the coming months to adjust for weak demand for some of its business jets.

About 1,000 of the lost jobs will be in Montreal, where Bombardier has its main operations, while 480 are in Toronto and 280 in Belfast.

Bombardier said it is reducing production of its Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft, the largest of its business jets. The cuts will begin in June and continue until the first quarter of 2016.