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Airline industry in trouble

By Sunday, November 29, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

On November 28 the Report on Business section of The Globe and Mail published an article today titled, "Airline workers struggle to find employment as COVID-19 decimates industry." Some excerpts: Canada's industry was a $10 billion industry. Now $350 million, annualized.There were 80,000 employees in the industry. Now 50,000, buoyed up by wage subsidies. That suggests more ...

Is Porter in financial trouble?

By Monday, November 23, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is a delicious story. A Globe article on Saturday revealed that Porter Airline, the scourge of Toronto’s waterfront, is having trouble paying its bills. That’s not a surprise, since it hasn’t operated since March, and has no plans to restart until next February, at the earliest. We’ve all savoured the peace and quiet we’ve had on ...

Letter to Adam Vaughan

By Sunday, June 7, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

The pause in flights of Porter and Air Canada at the island airport has brought a lot of calmness to me and our Bathurst Quay neighbourhood.  A stark reminder came a few days ago when Porter had a Q400 idling an engine at the east end of its terminal building.   My wife and I have ...

This is a letter sent to the Prime Minister from CommunityAIR about the bailout of Porter Airlines

By Monday, April 6, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

CommunityAIR - working towards a clean, green Toronto waterfront Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Dear Prime Minister, CommunityAIR objects to your proposed bail‑out of Porter Airlines to the tune of $135 million. Why? Even though the COVID‑19 crisis properly demands much of our attention now, the climate crisis is looming too, with similar potential impact. We submit that your decisions to address the ...

ACTION ALERT: “More, Faster” – Tell Council That Toronto Island Ferries Must be Green

By Tuesday, January 28, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

As Guelph commits to 65 new all‑electric buses, Toronto is going the opposite direction – purchasing  new Island ferries that will be powered by FILTHY FOSSIL FUEL. City Council is considering its budget this month. Deep in the budget documents is this: Full electrification of the vessels would be ideal from an emissions stand point, but the significant capital infrastructure costs and challenges make ...

Press Release

By Tuesday, January 28, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

Climate Crisis Means Pickering Airport Proposal Must Finally Be Abandoned For Immediate Release Friday, January 3, 2020 Contact:  Brian Iler, Chair: 416-835-4384 (cell), 416‑598‑0544 (work direct) CommunityAIR, the citizen's group that calls for the closure of the Toronto Island Airport (one of the world’s worst airports, according to AirHelp) , joins Land over Landings to call for the federal government to finally ...

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