Durham Conservative MPPs Call for Decision on Pickering Airport Lands

A groundswell of support for an airport in Pickering is gaining momentum, ahead of any release of a federal aviation study, and ahead of this year’s federal election.

“It was never designed to be before or after an election,” says Pickering-Uxbridge MP Jennifer O’Connell of the long-awaited KPMG aviation sector analysis study, which she says is not yet complete. “It was designed to gather information for the minister. There’s other politics at play.”

Any suggestions the three-phase study is complete and a recommendation has been submitted to the minister of transport have a lack of credibility, she says.

“Some are trying to stoke up this idea, but there’s a lack of credibility in that. I’ve inquired with the minister’s office and that’s not the case.”

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