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. On June 11, 2013, the federal government announced it would proceed with the airport after all.
But by July 11, 2015, over half the Lands had been given to the Rouge National Urban Park. Those farms will stay farms!
On July 31, Dr Gary Polonsky was appointed as an independent advisor to study the economic development potential of the remaining Lands, including a possible airport, and report back to Ottawa in June 2016.
Pave prime farmland? It's not wise and it's not right. We can't let it happen.
NEW AND IMPORTANT !! *******
We learned on Nov. 18 that the deadline for the Study is now the end of March, 2016, and the cut-off date for submissions and/or meetings is Feb. 29!
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, whether by an
airport or any other non-agricultural use,
add your voice to ours and to the voices of
others who feel the same way.
You are welcome to use our documents as
preparing your own
submission. Or use this quick and easy
Just save to your computer, adapt as you
wish, and send as an attachment to the
e-mail address below. THANK YOU!
Where to send your submission
or book a meeting time? Same contact:
UPDATE newsletter #27
Find your Federal Member of Parliament
House of Commons Petition
Print and sign our petition to the House of Commons