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Bombardier celebrates two decades in Ontario

Bombardier Inc. marks 20 years of aircraft production in the province with a celebration at its Downsview, Ont. assembly plant.

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Workers lay cables and wiring in a Global Express jet being manufactured at Bombardier Inc.'s Toronto assembly plant on Tuesday.

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Bombardier is celebrating 20 years of aircraft production in Ontario.

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Bombardier employees work on a Global Express jet, an ultra-long-range corporate aircraft first launched in 1993.

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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty tries his hand at assembling part of the Global Express jet on Tuesday. The premier was touring the Downsview plant to mark the 20th anniversary of Ontario operations.

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The Global Express jet, shown under construction in Downsview, can fly from New York to Tokyo without refueling.

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Pierre Beaudoin, CEO of Bombardier Inc., speaks to assembled workers at the plant on Tuesday to mark the anniversary.

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An employee works on the undercarriage of a Global Express jet.

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The Global Express can carry up to about 20 passengers, depending on configuration.

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A worker tapes a wing section on a Global Express jet prior to finishing of the seams.

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An unfinished Global Express jet sits outside the hangars at Bombardier's Toronto assembly plant on Tuesday.

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