Barbara Hall must be feeling the heat on the island airport issue.
She has a release on the front page of her website entitled "Where Barbara Hall REALLY stands on the Toronto Island Airport". In it she outlines her public stance on the airport that she hopes will let her skate through the minefield that her own position on this issue has become.
I guess it all comes down to how you define "the Toronto Island Airport expansion". If you define it as making the runways longer, Hall is opposed. But if you define it as dramatically increasing the number of flights and passengers, and possibly building a new, larger terminal to accommodate a new airline, then the evidence points to Hall being in favour.
Here is an excerpt of a letter to the Toronto Star's editor from Bob Hamilton, Hall supporter and CAW Local 112 Plant Chair:
So, if may be true that Barbara Hall is presently opposed to jets and lengthening runways. However, it sure sounds like her support for the bridge is tied to expansion in the sense of more planes and more traffic. The answer to the question "Does Barbara Hall support the Toronto Island Airport expansion?" would seem to be YES.
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