NO TO A PICKERING AIRPORT!
YES TO LAND OVER LANDINGS!
Because food is a GROWING concern
Over 43 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. His new reporting deadline is March, 2016.
REGARDING DR POLONSKY'S STUDY:
Submission to the Independent Advisor
on the Development of the Pickering Lands
Here is our Submission.
And here are our responses to the
"Potential Areas for Discussion."
Please, if you want this prime foodland
protected from destruction,
add your voice to ours.
You're welcome to use our documents as
preparing your own
submission. Or use this quick and easy
Just save to your computer and adapt as you
Send your submission
Also contact Leanna if you want to book a meeting.
Cut-off date for submissions/meetings:
Feb. 29! THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION!
** NEW!! **
UPDATE newsletter #29
January 2016 issue
Letter from our youth wing
to the Prime Minister and Minister for Youth
January 11, 2016
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