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Island Airport Insanity

By Ulli Diemer

It is hard to believe that serious consideration is actually being given to the latest ill-conceived scheme to expand the Toronto Island airport.

The Toronto waterfront, and the neighbourhoods that lie close to it, are densely populated communities. The last thing we need in these neighbourhoods, or in the Island parks, is the noise and pollution produced by a busy airport. Airports don't belong in the middle of downtown.

What Toronto taxpayers also don't need is to keep pouring subsidies into this perennially money-losing boondoggle. There have been countless schemes promising to turn the Island Airport into a profitable enterprise. Every one has failed, and in each case the losses have been absorbed by the taxpayers.

This latest scheme, consisting of empty promises swallowed uncritically by irresponsible bureaucrats, would saddle Toronto with noise, pollution, and debt.

We don't need it, and we don't want it.

Ulli Diemer
May 21, 2003