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.”
“We are contacted constantly by people wanting to know how they can help. Here’s something each of you can do. Write Transport Minister Marc Garneau and tell him you don’t want an airport. Tell him democracy has been flouted in Durham Region.”
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Read more in this second part of our FACTS series.
“Half a century ago, the Federal Government expropriated the Pickering Airport Lands. Since then, it has refused to take action – an injustice that needs to be corrected. These lands are key to unlocking the economic potential of our region.”
Land Over Landings is proud to host, Dr Dianne Saxe, one of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers and the former Environmental Commissioner for Ontario, and Steve Parish, former Ajax Mayor and vocal champion of the Greenbelt, for a candid and action-oriented discussion of the threats facing our communities, especially “Toronto East Aerotropolis”!
We took the liberty of making a few edits to Mayor Dave Ryan’s column in the News Advertiser on April 25, 2019.
With the heightened level of airport bluster and local propaganda swirling around, we thought a few FACTS from our research publications might clear the air.
In this edition of UPDATE, we highlight our new Youth Wing; catch you up on the pro-airport push from the City, and introduce you to Stay Grounded.
Thank you to our wonderful supporters and Partners who joined us at Herongate Barn Theatre on February 28 to help fund the future of Land Over Landings! We raised just over $4000 thanks to your generosity.