corporate welfare bum

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A business corporation or business executive receiving significant financial assistance from government sources.

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  • Coined in 1972 by Canadian labor leader and politician David Lewis.
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[A]nother $8 million went to keep alive Quebecair, a corporate welfare bum if ever there was one.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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