back to article As the world quakes over Trump, CGI has dollar signs in its eyes

While most of the world looks on in despair at Trump, Canadian outsourcer CGI is rubbing its hands together at the prospect of some lovely new business. In its first-quarter results, the outsourcing giant said it stands to benefit from increased spend in defence, government, intelligence and tax reform. That is despite it …

  1. AndyS

    Screw them.

    Screw the lot of them. Profiteering bastards, leeching money out of society based on the fears and prejudices of the ignorant.

    When the only people who stand to make money are arms dealers and tax consultants, the very humanity of the country has gone to shit.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I thought Trump regarded any company outside the USA as taking jobs and revenues. Just because he hasn't started to build a wall along the Canadian border (yet) - doesn't mean he isn't constructing a mental one.

    1. Chemical Bob

      There will be nor northern wall - the purpose of any border walls the Cheeto Emperor is planning is not to keep foreigners out, it's to keep citizens in. Any sane person fleeing this country would surely pick a place with nice beaches over a hellish frozen wasteland.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Well, a northern wall is needed, due to all those "frostbacks" pouring across, but it's not really practical because the snow would pile up against it so high that snowshoes would get you over it easily. Luckily there aren't that many Canadians, and they do speak English of a sort (except for the Quebecois).

  3. Stevie Silver badge


    Mmmnah. De Trump hates Cannucks too. Never has anything nice to say about them in public. From their loose border with the USA to their trainwreck of a health care system, he can barely restrain himself from loosing the drones to hear him blither talk.

    Canadians should immediately do the following:

    a) build a wall at their own expense across the entire US/Canada border. They can pay in Canadian dollars which don't cost as much so it all evens out in the end.

    2) Privatise their health care system and let those nice insurance companies decide when you can get treatment and how much you have to pay yourself, just like they do in the Land of the Free.

    Only then will De Trump say nice things about them (example: they're good people I hear). You know it makes sense, eh?

  4. Keith Oborn

    Still going!

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    Obamacare profiteers

    "That is despite it being behind the soon-to-be-dismantled Obamacare."

    IIRC they charged $billions and did such a piss-poor job, another company had to redo the work.

    Mr. President, you can tell these guys to go f--- themselves!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Despair (Inc) sees your frown and wants to motivate you

      Some day this bitter joke will cease to be relevant. Probably on Judgement Day...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Montreal, not really Canada, CGI, not really Canadian

    Actually that title is wrong. Only Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec are really Canada, everyone else is a region or colony and CGI with much or most of it's stock held by foreigners, their funding from various government contracts and a minority of their employees originally being from Canada is very very Canadian. The only way they could be more Canadian is to be taken over by a foreign company, enriching a few Canadians who all move to Florida or Costa Rica. And they are one of Canada's largest companies, a real success story by Canadian measures.

  7. bombastic bob Silver badge

    War/Peace is good for business

    think like a Ferengi and succeed! 'Rules of Acquisition' indeed.

    On a related note, it's nice to hear SOMETHING positive (the CGI positive outlook, for example), other than just the news about Trump going down his list of campaign promises and going check, check, check... [and I'm like YES! every time he does it]

    I guess if he gets everything done in a MONTH he can legitimately go golfing for 3.9 years.

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