Swedish government commission proposes airline climate change tax

By Thursday, December 1, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Swedish government commission proposes airline climate tax | Reuters STOCKHOLM A government-appointed commission recommended on Wednesday that airlines operating in Sweden should pay a tax of between 80 and 430 Swedish crowns ($9-47) per passenger and flight to compensate for climate pollution. One the levy is instituted, the cost of a domestic flight would rise by 80 ...

Pregnant woman kicked off Porter flight

By Sunday, November 20, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Global News reports that a pregnant woman and her husband were kicked off a Porter flight to Quebec City because it was deemed that she was too heavy. They were going on a romantic flight to celebrate the forthcoming birth of their first child. Hard to believe that Porter could be so insensitive, but then they ...

Mahood takes on Freeland on Terminal Expansion

By Monday, October 31, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland PC, MP Dear Chrystia, We take some pride in being relatively informed and involved citizens.  So we won’t apologize for keeping you informed about our views. A previous Liberal government, at the urging of an ill-informed promoter, Toronto Liberal MP Dennis Mills, made Toronto a port even though it failed to meet the government’s ...

Online surveys are useless

By Saturday, October 22, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

The magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, recently announced its readers’ choice awards. We read about it in the Toronto Star as it gushed this: Toronto's Billy Bishop fourth overall among international airports, while Porter Airlines placed ninth among international airlines. Really? A small regional airline, with huge ongoing operational challenges, as the many, many posts on ...

Waterfront for All

By Saturday, October 22, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

We’re pleased there’s a new umbrella waterfront organization, just founded, called Waterfront for All. Its website is  www.waterfrontforall.ca CommunityAIR has been  an active participant in its formative discussions. Here’s its first press release, issued today: Don River Flood Protection Key to Unlocking Potential of Toronto’s Waterfront on October 20, 2016 A new citizens group, Waterfront for All, is welcoming today’s ...

Airline Industry and Climate Change

By Thursday, October 20, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

George Monbiot is a British journalist who writes a column for the Guardian newspaper. His specialty is the impact of technology on climate change. He often writes about the airline industry, and the controversy of expanding London’s Heathrow Airport. In a recent article, he concludes that the British “Prime Minister cannot uphold the Paris agreement on ...