NoJetsTO: Former Mayors David Crombie and David Miller along with Jack Diamond, Paul Bedford and Jane Fairburn spoke against Porter Plans to a packed OISE auditorium on December 9th. The panel interview was moderated by journalist John Lorinc
– The overwhelming response to a panel interview with David Crombie, Paul Bedford, Jane Fairburn and Jack Diamond, moderated by renowned journalist John Lorinc and keynote address by former mayor David Miller, resulted in NOJetsTO looking for a larger venue. Supporters for the NOJetsTO campaign flocked from across Toronto to fill the OISE auditorium on a chilly Monday night, making the event an outright success.
“The event was a success and the packed house confirmed that the support for NOJetsTO is enormous, spans the GTA and is growing day by the day.” NoJetsTO chair Anshul Kapoor said. “It is clear that Torontonians can see beyond Porter Airlines misleading advertising campaign, and want to save their waterfront.”
The event came just hours after the Toronto Board of Health voted unanimously to ask City Council to vote against Porter Plans. With over 450 attendees the news of the Board health report resulted in applause and cheers.
“The Board of Health continues to put Torontonians before private interests and we thank them for their tireless efforts,” Kapoor added. “City Councillors now have a clear choice in front of them, vote for the betterment of Toronto and its residents by voting against this flawed expansion proposal OR vote for the growth of one private enterprise.”
“We look forward to the executive committee and city councillors making the right decision for Toronto in the new year.”
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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