What’s $1 Billion between Friends?

By Wednesday, September 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On September 16, the CommunityAIR blog cited a Toronto Star article, on an Air Canada study that called into question the cost of the proposed Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA) expansion. PortsToronto is undertaking the studies that it hopes will pave the way for expansion.  The expansion is to accommodate the CS100 jets that Porter ...

Why I am Not a Porter Supporter

By Monday, September 21, 2015 0 , Permalink 0

By Sanford Borins, Professor of Public Management in the Department of Management, University of Toronto-Scarborough   When a firm goes to the government for a bailout, it is universally recognized that it must open its books to public scrutiny. But when Porter Airlines goes to the City of Toronto for authorization to fly jets from Billy Bishop Toronto ...

Harnessing Passionate Grassroots Advocates

By Monday, September 21, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Last month the blog published an article about Friends of Billy Bishop (FoBB).  The article tied the organization to Ari Laskin and his company Global Strategic Consulting (GSC) and asked if FoBB shouldn’t be registered with the City of Toronto lobbyist registry. The article also mentions one of GSC’s offerings: Grassroots Campaign Services. Citing the importance ...

CBC and BlogTO on Airport jet Controversy

By Friday, September 18, 2015 0 , , Permalink 0

These are news articles from the CBC and BlogTO reporting on the positions of Olivia Chow and Adam Vaughan on jets at the Island Airport. Editor   http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/olivia-chow-adam-vaughan-promise-to-axe-island-airport-expansion-1.3233097 http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/09/more_signs_of_trouble_for_jets_at_toronto_island_airport/

Jets are dead, say Liberals and NDP

By Thursday, September 17, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The following press release was issued by CommunityAIR on September 17, 2015 Toronto’s Waterfront Protected –If  Harper Defeated For Immediate Release Thursday, September 17, 2015 Contact:  Brian Iler, Chair  416-835-4384 (cell) 416-598-0544 (work direct) In letters received by CommunityAIIR yesterday, Olivia Chow, speaking for the New Democratic Party, and Adam Vaughan, speaking for the Liberal Party, committed their parties ...

Island Airport expansion could be $1 billion — Consultant

By Wednesday, September 16, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Island Airport jet expansion is heating up again. This is a link to a Toronto Star article about a new consultant's report saying that the cost of the airport expansion could be $1 billion. All public money, of course. http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2015/09/15/report-warns-of-high-costs-for-jets-at-billy-bishop.html The Island Airport, the downtown and the Waterfront. The Star is holding a poll on the ...