Western Beaches Threatened

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN BEACHES In 2005, $23 million was spent on a 600 M breakwall for the 2006 Club Crew World Dragonboat Championships. In 2009, Council approved the Western Beaches Master Plan, where use of the 4.4 km waterway from Ontario Place to the Humber River be primarily flat-water, an area that provides protected ...

CommunityAIR’s Letter to Marc Garneau

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CommunityAIR - working towards a clean, green waterfront                                               Sent by Email to marc.garneau@parl.gc.ca February 8, 2016 Hon. Marc Garneau Minister of Transport Ottawa, Ontario Dear Minister: We were surprised by a media report yesterday that you are encouraging the United States government to provide US Customs pre-clearance at Toronto’s Island Airport (sometimes referred to as BBTCA). While Porter Airlines may wish you ...

CommunityAIR Press Release, Dec. 9, 2015

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  Ontario Government Expands  Subsidies to Aviation.  Island Airport Likely Target For Immediate Release Friday, December 4, 2015 Contact:  Brian Iler, Chair The Ontario Government is about to enmesh itself in the Island Airport controversy by giving itself the power to give that Airport a huge property tax break. “The Ontario government has studiously avoided getting mixed up in the Island ...

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 ...

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 ...