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 ...

Let’s NOT Make a Deal

By Thursday, October 29, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

As Porter Airlines’ president and CEO has made clear, it is Porter that is asking the City of Toronto to amend the Tripartite Agreement to allow Porter to fly Bombardier CS100 jets from Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA). As PortsToronto has made clear, it will make its decision when the city has reached its decision. So, ...