Breaking News! A new aviation capacity study will lead to a final decision on the future of the Federal Lands.
“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