Community Air, the residents' organization that has been fighting expansion of the Toronto Island Airport, has recently been making noise in preparation for the next showdown. On November 22 there will be a public hearing for the environmental assessment of the Toronto Port Authority's new scheme for increasing airport capacity.
In addition, Community Air says they are going to begin their federal election campaign at the same meeting. Here's what they write in an email release:
Community Air has already proven itself to be a powerful influence in elections. You'd think Liberal Ottawa would have had other priorities than picking a fight with them. Instead, after finally agreeing to stop the bridge, they seem to have facilitated airport expansion through a new format. Lakeshore seats are at risk.
Anyway, the Minister responsible for all this happens to be the same guy who bears much of the responsibility for Toronto Pearson being the most expensive airport in the world.