Gene writes the Minister

By Tuesday, November 25, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Gene Desfor, a member of NoJetsTO, wrote this letter to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, arguing that the expansion of the runways to allow jets at the Island Airport should be reviewed by and Ontario Environmental Assessment. He has not received a reply. Editor Honorable Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change I write to ...

Too Big to Succeed?

By Tuesday, November 25, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

As the port authority goes full tilt building momentum, spending like drunken stewards of the waterfront on consultants and studies for a longer runway for a tenant who gets off scott-free on expenses, has anyone asked where 12 of these monster jets will go? Each plane is 34.9 m long by 36.1 m wide for a ...

That Was Then. This is Now

By Monday, November 24, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Globe and Mail, on November 19, 2014, published an article headlined Porter Airlines eager to work with ‘energized’ new Toronto council. The article quoted Porter Airlines spokesman Brad Cicero and port authority executive Deborah Wilson.  It looks suspiciously like an attempt to build buzz and momentum towards a decision on the project that is ...

The Strange Case of the Environmental Assessment – Beginnings

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

On April 1, 2014, Toronto City Council decided unambiguously what the city required of the port authority for the port authority’s island airport expansion plans.  Council authorized Deputy City Manager John Livey to negotiate a phased framework “for managing growth” at the airport. Negotiations around a cap on the number of passengers annually and per ...

That’s Not Honest Politics

By Tuesday, October 21, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

As the municipal election campaign winds up in the last two weeks of frenzied electioneering, the leading candidate still will not declare whether he is in favour or opposed to the expansion of the Island Airport. John Tory has been challenged a number of times during the election to explain his position on the Island Airport, ...