PortsToronto Environmental Assessment and Safety

By Monday, March 2, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

CommunityAIR (CAIR) and NOW recently questioned safety at Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA). The PortsToronto (PosTO) pushback was interesting. Gene Cabral, PosTO and BBTCA executive VP, issued a letter to airport travellers attacking CAIR but offering little by way of countering CAIR's contention. PosTO chair Mark McQueen used his Twitter pulpit to chide Ben ...

Exhausted Shirley keeps fighting

By Thursday, February 26, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is a letter sent to Brian Iler from Shirley Bush, a long time advocate of closing the Island Airport. Shirley is in her 80s but still fighting.  Editor’s note  Dear Brian Am almost ill, Brian, after just watching CP 24 interview praising Porter's excellent reputation for service, with David Peterson heartily endorsing them as vital aid ...

Letters

By Monday, February 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On February 13 the Toronto Star published an opinion piece by four well-known, accomplished Toronto residents warning against PortsToronto sham environmental assessment. The piece struck a chord with Star readers. Start with the Board of Health Assessment Dr. Miriam Garfinkle recounts her exchange with PortsToronto over the organization's bias in initially setting up its webpage to ”accommodate ...

Island Airport Safety: Prove Us Wrong, Ports Toronto!

By Friday, February 20, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

CommunityAIR Press Release Contact: Brian Iler, Chair biler@ilercampbell.com CommunityAIR has obtained a letter issued by the Ports Toronto in response to the CBC report of a study that concludes that a bridge to the Island Airport is essential to deal with a major crash like the one that occurred recently in Taipei. In typical Ports Toronto fashion, its Airport Manager, ...

Sham Environmental Assessment

By Saturday, February 14, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Sham environmental assessment (EA) aren't our words but they do express CommunityAIR's sentiment about PortsToronto's (PosTO) EA. The words appear in a recent Star article and come from five prominent Torontonians whose training and experience give credence to their views. The Authors Paul Bedford was chief planner of Toronto from 1996 to 2004 and is Adjunct Professor ...