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NO TO A PICKERING AIRPORT!

YES TO LAND OVER LANDINGS!

Because food is a GROWING concern

 

On March 2, 1972 (that's 44 years ago!), 30 sq. miles of prime farmland were expropriated for an airport that was never built. Then, on June 11, 2013, Ottawa announced it would proceed with the airport after all. The good news was that about a quarter of the Federal Lands would be transferred to the Rouge National Urban Park. By July 11, 2015, over half the Lands had been given to the Park. All those farms will stay farms!

On July 31, 2015, Dr Gary Polonsky was appointed as an independent advisor to study the economic development potential of the remaining Lands, including a possible airport. He submitted his report at the end of March. Now we wait and see what happens.


RE DR POLONSKY'S STUDY:

submission

Submission to the Independent Advisor
on the Development of the Pickering Lands

 

Here is our Submission.

Here is our Supplement to our Submission.

And here are our responses to the "Potential Areas for Discussion."

Our thanks to everyone who met with
Dr Polonsky
or submitted arguments

in favour of protecting this prime farmland.


UPDATE Newsletter #32

April issue

Our 2016 Annual General Meeting is coming up! Details here.

Letter from our youth wing
to the Prime Minister and Minister for Youth

January 11, 2016

Response from Pickering-Uxbridge MP
Jennifer O'Connell


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