Transport Canada, Aviation and Environment

By Thursday, July 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

It remains to be seen how Transport Canada will react to a Billy Bishop Toronto CityAirport (BBTCA) Environmental Assessment (EA) that stops or restricts airport expansion. Transport Canada recently posted a document on its website concerning airports winter maintenance and planning. The advisory circular for airports that offer scheduled commercial service consolidates several circulars to provide ...

Transport Canada and Equal Treatment

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The 35-year fight over a Pickering Airport seems to be coming to an end. The federal government’s recent announcement about expansion of the Rouge River National Park means that the land once slated for an airport is now set for “trails, campgrounds, and other outdoor activities.” The airport opposition group, Land Over Landings, attended a meeting ...

PortsToronto – Tunnel Kings

On June 1, PortsToronto announced yet again the completion of the tunnel from the city to the Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA) starting with preliminary work in March 2012, a mere three years ago. Not so, claimed PortsToronto chairman Mark McQueen. In what seems a bid for the Slow Tunnel Building Championship of the World, ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Runway End Safety Areas

This is the fifth 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 ...

BBTCA and the Deluce Version

By Monday, May 4, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Globe and Mail reported on April 30 Robert Deluce, Porter Airlines CEO, addressed a luncheon gathering of the Empire Club in Toronto. As the club's website says, “The Empire Club of Canada (ECC) is recognized as one of Canada’s oldest and largest, more important speaker’s forum. Our membership and speakers are comprised of some ...

Sham Environmental Assessment

By Saturday, February 14, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Sham environmental assessment (EA) aren't our words but they do express CommunityAIR's sentiment about PortsToronto's (PosTO) EA. The words appear in a recent Star article and come from five prominent Torontonians whose training and experience give credence to their views. The Authors Paul Bedford was chief planner of Toronto from 1996 to 2004 and is Adjunct Professor ...