Harnessing Passionate Grassroots Advocates

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Last month the blog published an article about Friends of Billy Bishop (FoBB).  The article tied the organization to Ari Laskin and his company Global Strategic Consulting (GSC) and asked if FoBB shouldn’t be registered with the City of Toronto lobbyist registry. The article also mentions one of GSC’s offerings: Grassroots Campaign Services. Citing the importance ...

Bombardier’s C Series Aircraft

The C Series Mystery Toronto Appearance On August 20, Bombardier quietly announced, … “one of the C Series aircraft’s demonstration stops in September will be at its Bombardier Toronto site where many employees will see the aircraft fly for the first time.”  The Bombardier Downsview plant assembles the turboprop Q400 that Porter Airlines flies. Why would Bombardier ...

PortsToronto and Its Noisy Airport

PortsToronto seems as sensitive about noise at Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA) as it does about questions on the airport’s safety. For example, PortsToronto put out a press release on June 3, 2015 touting its 2014 Noise Report.  Curiously,  2014 is the first year showing that PortsToronto has sent out a press release about its ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Compliance with Tripartite Agreement

This is the seventh in a series of comments CommunityAIR submitted on Wednesday, May 20, on the Proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) Study Design/Scope in what has been described by people with experience in such matters as a sham EA. The PortsToronto consultant, AECOM, proposes to consider public comments in deciding the final study components that AECOM ...