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 ...

Analysis: Aviation could consume a quarter of 1.5C carbon budget by 2050

By Saturday, August 13, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is a link to an article on the crisis faced by the aviation industry.  https://www.carbonbrief.org/aviation-consume-quarter-carbon-budget There seems to be no way that they can reach their climate change targets. This is their summary of the problem. Others may want to read the whole article. Editor   The aviation industry faces huge challenges if it is to meet its ...

Return the Islands to indigenous people

By Sunday, July 17, 2016 1 Permalink 0

More on what we can do with the Island lands. Keep the comments coming. Bill billfreeman@rogers.com Why not return the lands to the indigenous peoples?  They should be included in the process of redeveloping these lands.  I think of the fantastic community, designed by Douglas Cardinal, of Ouje Bougoumou.  Perhaps it could include a post-grad university, ...