PortsToronto Board Members (1)

By Wednesday, October 14, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

PortsToronto board of Directors line-up has undergone several changes since April 2015.  However, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Anyone who thought the Conservatives with their newest selection to the board would honour their Letters Patent that allow for port users shouldn’t be surprised.  No current director nor the newest one fits into any ...

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 ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Immense Existing Subsidies from City and Federal Government

This is the ninth 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 ...

Lobbying

By Thursday, June 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

As mentioned in an earlier post, Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly put forward a motion before the most recent council meeting.  The motion could eventually force community groups that contact councillors and/or staff at city hall about a city-wide issue to register as lobbyists, even though the groups have no pecuniary interest in the city-wide issue. While ...

Ignoring the Obvious

Google “Doctors Urge Caution on Impacts of Downtown Airport Expansion” and you’ll find that the mainstream print media that have reaped millions from Porter Airlines advertising revenue seemed to have missed the press release put out by the Medical Reform Group. Indeed, the result shows two mentions under that search of the airport by major print ...