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Those who support an airport in Pickering – and this small but vocal crowd includes local politicians and general aviation pilots – insist on repeating a Big Lie: that KPMG “determined that the GTA would need a new airport by 2036.” The KPMG report did not say this. Here's what it did say.
As part of the Durham Region Municipal Comprehensive Review, we responded to the following sections of the Proposed Policy Directions report of March 2021:
• Prosperous Economy (4. Proposed Direction: Pickering Federal Airport Lands, p. 19)
• Healthy Communities (6. Proposed Direction: Greenhouse Gas Reduction, p. 24; and 8. Proposed Direction: Air Quality, p. 28)
• Vital Urban System (52. Proposed Direction: Settlement Area Boundary Expansion, p. 94)
• Thriving Rural System (54. Proposed Direction: Goals for a Thriving Rural System, p. 99)
Our submission was endorsed by: Ontario Nature, York Region Environmental Alliance, Pickering Naturalists, North Durham Nature and Environmental Action Now Ajax-Pickering.
The Federal Lands aren't just farmland and green space. Over the years, archaeological digs have uncovered evidence of many Indigenous settlements, including a sizable colonnaded village. In the past decade or so, 17 more sites have been registered with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, whose Archaeological Unit is of the opinion that a comprehensive resurvey of the remaining Lands would likely uncover many additional sites.
Letter calling for inaccuracies to be corrected in Durham Region webpost from March 9, 2020.
Local politicians have for years extolled indoor farms as desirable elements of a future airport on the Federal Lands, no doubt banking on the idea that by incorporating such facilities into the project, they would silence objections to the destruction of prime farmland. The paper reveals how misguided such thinking is. “Indoor Farming and North Pickering” looks at the pros and cons of greenhouse and indoor farming operations and compares them with the pros and cons of outdoor farms. The results? The cost of energy to operate indoor farms in particular can be prohibitive. Unless powered by green energy, the farms have a huge carbon footprint. Such operations have many vulnerabilities. They have limited crop options. And on and on. Far from silencing our objections, the results of this research reinforce our opposition to an airport on the Lands.