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Petitioning Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 37 others

Stop the Pickering Airport !


In 1972 the federal government expropriated 18,600 acres (7,500 ha) of prime farmland and pristine watersheds east of Toronto for a Pickering International Airport, claiming urgent need. The airport was never built, still isn’t needed 42 years later, and may never be needed. Yet out of the blue, in 2013, Ottawa announced a (slightly smaller) Pickering Airport scheme. The new plans for an airport and adjacent “economic development” would destroy 13,600 acres (5,500 ha) of best-quality farmland and important wildlife habitat.


We say that:

1.  Building an unneeded airport is an inexcusable waste of taxpayers’ money.

2.  Putting an airport or other development on foodland is grossly irresponsible; farmland is permanently destroyed by development.

3.  Such development would eliminate important natural habitat and essential wildlife corridors adjacent to the new Rouge National Urban Park.

4.  Foodland close to Canada’s largest and fastest-growing city must be fiercely protected to ensure future food security.

5.  No government has a right to deprive future generations of an irreplaceable food and freshwater resource.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper
  • Honourable Michael Chan, MPP, Markham-Unionville
  • Bas Balkissoon, MPP, Scarborough-Rouge River
  • Christine Elliot, MPP, Whitby-Oshawa
  • Honourable Stephen Harper
  • The Honourable Jeff Leal , MPP, Peterborough
  • Honourable Tracy MacCharles, MPP, Pickering–Scarborough East
  • Mayor Dave Ryan
  • Pickering Councillors
  • Mayor Frank Scarpitti
  • Mayor Steve Parish
  • Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor
  • Uxbridge Councillors
  • Mark Eyking, MP, Sydney-Victoria, Nova Scotia
  • Mayor Justin Altmann
  • Leader, Green Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Vert du Canada
    Elizabeth May
  • Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada
    Justin Trudeau
  • Leader, Conservative Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Conservateur du Canada
    Stephen Harper
  • Granville Anderson, MPP, Durham
  • Joe Dickson, MPP, Ajax-Pickering
  • Member of Parliament Calgary Southwest
    Stephen Harper
  • The Honourable Thomas J. Mulcair
  • Justin Trudeau, MP, Papineau, QC
  • Elizabeth May, MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands, BC
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, MP, Battlefords-Lloydminster, SK
  • The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, MP, Nunavut, NV
  • The Honourable Joe Oliver, MP, Eglinton-Lawrence, ON
  • The Honourable Gary Goodyear, MP, Cambridge, ON
  • The Honourable Lisa Raitt, MP, Halton, ON
  • The Honourable Chris Alexander, MP, Ajax-Pickering, ON
  • Erin O'Toole, MP, Durham, ON
  • John McCallum, MP, Markham-Unionville
  • Paul Calandra, MP, Oak Ridges-Markham
  • Colin Carrie, MP, Oshawa
  • Corneliu Chisu., MP, Pickering/Scarborough East
  • Rathika Sitsabaiesan, MP, Scarborough-Rouge River
  • The Honourable Glen R. Murray, MPP, Toronto Centre
  • Leader, Liberal Party of Canada/Chef, Parti libéral du Canada 
    Leader, Liberal Party of Canada/Chef, Parti libéral du Canada Justin Trudeau

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