Port Authority Spent More Money on Advertising Than Jets Study

NoJetsTO Access-to-Information Request Prompts TPA to Publish Ad Spending TORONTO – In response to Access-to-Information requests, the Toronto Port Authority has revealed its ad spending of almost $2 million since spring 2013. “It is telling that the TPA has spent more money on propaganda than studying Porter’s jet proposals,” NoJetsTO chair Anshul Kapoor said. “The Port Authority’s massive ad spending only serves to pave the way for expanding the Island Airport.” The Toronto Port Authority has paid the City $1.1 million for reviewing Porter’s proposal to fly jets out of an expanded Island Airport. In contrast, total ad spending since spring 2013 has been almost $1.9 million (click for the original TPA document). “The TPA was forced to reveal the spending through an Access-to-Information request after months of dodging questions,” Kapoor noted. “The massive ad campaign kicked off when Porter announced their jet plans – yet the TPA claims they are ‘neutral’.” “Spending 10% of their profits on a bogus advertising campaign shows the TPA’s skewed priorities,” the NoJetsTO concluded. “The TPA has opened the war chest to prop up Porter’s failing bid for jets on our waterfront.” 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. Links:

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