“We have no intention to proceed with building an airport on the Pickering Lands in the near term and the conclusions of the study could lead, for example, to a determination that an airport on the Pickering Lands is not required in the long term.” — Media Release, Transport Canada, April 18, 2023.
“For the first time ever, Transport Canada is suggesting there may not be a need EVER for an airport on the Pickering Lands. Until now, every statement has indicated they would hang onto the Lands forever, if necessary. We regard this as a critical first step towards the permanent protection of these precious farmlands, hopefully within the Rouge National Urban Park.”
— Mary Delaney, Chair, Land Over Landings