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What Has It Cost Us?
An overview of what this Pickering airport boondoggle has cost Canadian taxpayers over more than half a century (and it's still going on).
Research Paper #12: Southern Ontario’s Main Airports Are at Capacity: Fact or Fiction?
This paper debunks recent claims that, after the catastrophic drop in air passenger travel during the early pandemic years, area airports have since seen a resurgence in traffic and are running dangerously close to their capacity limits. There are also claims that existing airports have no plans or funding for expansions, so a new airport at Pickering is needed now. Those are the claims. Here are the facts.
‘The Other Mirabel’ – English Translation
English translation of 'L’autre Mirabel'. News article from Marc Godbout of Radio Canada. Released October 12, 2022
Comments on Proposed Changes to Agricultural System Map for Durham Region’s Official Plan
We have submitted comments on proposed changes during Durham Region’s Official Plan Review. We cheered plans to protect three important farming areas as Prime Agricultural Areas under the Province’s Agricultural Mapping System. We also called for the Region to eliminate several wrongheaded exclusions:
• The “Pickering airport lands.” The Province has rightly identified them as a Prime Agricultural Area.
• Rouge National Urban Park’s farm areas. National parks aren’t excluded by the Province so why should they be excluded by the Region?
• Rural Pickering areas called “Major Open Space” – a designation based on false premises. The sought-after “greater variety of economic uses” already exists as “On-Farm Diversified Uses.” No need for Pickering or the Region to create redundant designations.
We backed up our arguments with facts and sources. It’s time the Region listened.
Charting a New Path: Coalition of Advocates Pressing Feds to Release Pickering Federal Lands for Park – Matt Durnan
Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis GTHA, Vol. 25, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2022.