Talk to the Hand

By Monday, November 30, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

In the unlikely event anyone did not catch Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s reiteration of the Liberal Party pre-election and mid-election pledge to leave the Tripartite Agreement as is, he left no doubt this time. In an example of very clear communication, he said that nothing is going to change his mind. It appears that airport expansion ...

Here We Go Again

By Friday, November 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Adding to the growing list of pro-island airport expansion articles is yet another. While it is like the others in demanding that Ottawa allow the city to decide on the value of the studies currently underway, the Star’s November 25, 2015 article, What happened to the Liberal commitment to our cities?, takes a slightly different ...

When Is a Jet Not a Jet?

By Tuesday, November 24, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

In an astoundingly accurate example of Newspeak that would make George Orwell proud, the executive who developed Bombardier's CSeries jet engine says it's not a jet. It's a turbofan claims Pratt & Whitney's Graham Webb, the company's vice-president of commercial engine programs. Pratt & Whitney supplies Bombardier with its engines for the CSeries jets so ...

Gar Mahood Thanks Marc Garneau

Garfield (Gar) Mahood is a former executive of the Canadian Environmental Law Association but he is better known as a champion for the rights of non-smokers. A founding member of the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association in 1974, Mr. Mahood received the Canadian Cancer Society's R.M. Taylor Medal and Award, their highest award, in 1997. In 2007, he ...

Skirting Facts

The following exchange took place between CommunityAIR's Brian Iler and a poster who identifies her/himself as MD2.  The exchange is on The Airline Website. The thread, Oh oh....maybe the Liberals are serious about no expansion, is a five-page discussion on the recent Liberal announcement on not opening the tripartite agreement.  MD2's posts are spread throughout the ...