Norm Kelly Continues Ford’s Legacy by Pushing for Porter’s Jet Plans

Deputy Mayor Meets with Porter Owner Deluce a Week After Taking Reins November 26, 2013 TORONTO – Norm Kelly, the new man at the helm of the City, is continuing Rob Ford’s flawed policies with his push for jets on Toronto’s waterfront. A mere week after taking over the reins of power, Kelly met with Porter CEO Robert Deluce. “Norm Kelly picks up right where Ford left off with his disastrous plans for Toronto’s waterfront,” NoJetsTO chair Anshul Kapoor said. “It’s sad to see the new leader at City Hall support Porter’s waterfront jet plans.” The lobby registrar shows a total of 9 meetings and contacts between Kelly and Porter since the spring, today’s meeting not included (lobbyists have three days to inform the lobby registrar). “Norm Kelly has responsibility for the whole city now – including our waterfront as our biggest asset,” Kapoor added. “Kelly should ensure the jet plans are reviewed properly, not rush a proposal that Rob Ford pushed for.” A meeting request from NoJetsTO asking for equal time has not been responded to by Norm Kelly’s office. NoJetsTO is a coalition of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving Toronto’s mixed-use waterfront and a boutique Island Airport. Representing residents across Toronto, the non-partisan organization NoJetsTO opposes the expansion of the Island Airport through jet aircraft and extended runways. NoJetsTO’s goal is to preserve the status quo at the Island Airport by protecting the Tripartite Agreement that governs it.

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