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 ...

A Blast from the Past

By Tuesday, October 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Just when we thought that the Waterfront Czar had left us, former PortsToronto board member (2007-2015), chairman and letter-writer extraordinaire of turgid missives, Mark McQueen, showed that he can’t let go. His tweet, "Cllr fights to keep @BBishopAirport debate alive", October 22, links that master of due political process, Jim Karygiannis, and the questionable 2013 Public ...

Pushback

By Friday, October 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The pushback to the very real commitment by the federal Liberals to refuse to amend the Tripartite Agreement to permit jets at the Island Airport is starting, but, to be honest, has been pretty feeble to date. Porter’s hapless Brad Cicero is left pleading for completion of the long-delayed and increasingly complex “environmental assessment” sought by ...

Porter Dictating City Policy?

By Thursday, October 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The October 21 Star article, Porter push for island airport jets is dead, says Adam Vaughan, reported on the newly-elected Liberal government’s position on airport expansion and jets on Toronto’s waterfront. Two of the three parties that the federal government’s position directly affects - the City, PortsToronto, Porter Airlines – have spoken. PortsToronto is taking a ...

NoJetsTO Congratulates Liberals

By Tuesday, October 20, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

NoJets TO issued a press release today.  It follows.   NoJetsTO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2015   NoJetsTO Congratulates Liberal Party, Calls for Quick End to Island Airport Expansion New Federal Government Has Duty to Protect Toronto Waterfront from Jets TORONTO – NoJetsTO, Toronto’s largest citizen group opposed to Island Airport expansion, congratulates Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau, MP Adam Vaughan and the ...