Back in 2016, Transport Canada tasked KPMG with analysing the airport system of southern Ontario to the year 2036. An up-to-date study was said to be needed to decide when airport capacity constraints would necessitate a Pickering airport. KPMG’s findings were submitted in sections, over 3 years. The full report was released without fanfare by Transport Canada on March 5, 2020. We broke it down.
Even in these strange times, winter slowly, inexorably drips into spring on the Federal Lands. So, too, grinds on the business of government as any possibility of an airport – or aerotropolis – on the Lands fades away to nothing.
Transport Canada’s KPMG report about the future needs of the southern Ontario airport system was released on March 5, 2020. After a three-year-long study, the KPMG consultants concluded that there’s no need for the immediate development of an airport on the Pickering Federal Lands: “Although all four scenarios identify minor capacity deficits, these can be overcome with modest expansions in aircraft apron and air terminal facilities at the airports in the southern Ontario airport system. Therefore, a new airport is not expected to be required in southern Ontario prior to 2036 to meet the forecast demand.”
Durham Regional Council has voted to support a Climate Change Emergency Declaration. Here’s our delegation to Regional Council and our accompanying visual presentation where we highlight the outrageous hypocrisy of paving over prime farmland for Toronto East Aerotropolis. Read more below.
On January 17, 2020, the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change Committee presented a draft Climate Change Emergency Declaration for consideration at the Durham Region Finance and Administration Committee and subsequently, Regional Council.
Dear supporters, please fact check! If a story doesn’t smell right, please take the time to do a basic check before you share. And if it concerns rumours or ‘facts’ about the proposed Pickering airport, send it to us first, as many of you have done recently. Remember, corporations (including governments) have budgets for marketing, […]
Our research paper “Airports and Pollution: Environmental Consequences of an Airport on the Pickering Federal Lands” looks at aviation-caused pollution and its effects. It shows why aviation’s plans for emissions reduction are doomed to fail; the pollution a Pickering airport would introduce to the Lands, national park, and wider community; and explains why a “green airport” is an oxymoron. It’s an eye-opener.
We know that you want answers to where your local candidates stand on the proposed Pickering Airport before you vote on October 21. With that in mind, we’ve polled candidates in the following ridings for their positions. We’ll be updating answers as we learn them. If they have not responded by October 18, midnight, we […]
The pro-airport side is attempting to sway voters and federal candidates with a massive marketing campaign funded by the public purse and developer dollars to ‘sell’ the idea of a green ‘aerotropolis’. They want voters to tell candidates that they want an airport, and then choose the candidates who agree. But we say it’s time to demand action on climate change, and to tell candidates we will only support those who say NO to an airport.
We are pleased to release our contribution to Envision Durham, the 2019 Municipal Comprehensive Review of Durham Region’s Official Plan – specifically, the Review’s “Climate Change and Sustainability Discussion Paper.”