MEDIA ADVISORY 50 Years of Citizen Action It’s been called the longest continuous protest movement in Canada’s history. The fight to stop the Pickering Airport marks half a century on March 2, 2022. And it’s not over. It began with simultaneous federal and provincial announcements of a new airport and new city. Then came […]
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We asked you to send videos as we head into #50YearsofCitizenAction — and boy, did you! Presenting ‘Fifty Ways to say No Pickering Airport’… The montage, at times angry or adorable, funny or profound, begins with Doc Godfrey, Chair of People or Planes, now in his 105th year. “It was political baloney then, and it’s […]
It felt like the longest yet the shortest year ever. Who could have imagined that we’d still be living Covid-restricted lives at the end of it? Yet here we are. And behind us? A busy year of doing things differently. We continued Yours to Protect work with other Ontario groups, raising public awareness of the growing number […]
Just three months till we hit #50YearsofCitizenAction! Join us as we gather momentum, celebrate our collective remarkable achievements, and emphasize the urgency of the task that still lies ahead. In our congratulatory letters to members of the new federal Cabinet, including Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault, a renowned environmental activist and founder of Equiterre (all about facilitating […]
In North Pickering, the federal government owns thousands of acres of prime farmland, expropriated in 1972 for an airport that was never built. Fifty years on, that important tract of farmland is still at risk of development even though our planet is rapidly heating and all farmland requires protection, to help feed us. The latest […]
Land Over Landings, along with a coalition of partner NGOs, has submitted detailed comments on the Proposed Policy Directions phase of the Durham Region Municipal Comprehensive Review, also known as Envision Durham. The proposed policy directions would embed the Region’s full support of an airport in North Pickering while failing to acknowledge the emissions implications […]
Land Over Landings’ advocacy has been recognized with a conservation award from Ontario Nature! The Steve Hounsell Greenway Award celebrates the role we played in protecting the 20-km natural heritage corridor that stretches from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine. More than half of the Federal Lands became part of Rouge National Urban Park, and only […]
On March 9, 2020, Durham Region published this web post. The post, about a Pickering airport, is seriously misleading, announcing conclusions that KPMG did not reach and featuring claims that the report did not contain. More than a full pandemic year after the appearance of this post, the inaccuracies are still there and have become increasingly […]
49 years into the #NoPickeringAirport movement, the single most important thing you can do is write a letter to your MP. It doesn’t need to be complicated or long, it simply needs to be sent…from you!
As we enter the 50th year of #NoPickeringAirport, never have we owed such a debt of gratitude to People or Planes as we have during this pandemic – the year when the skies went silent, airports sat empty, and some foods suddenly became scarce or unavailable. On March 2, 1972, the men and women of […]