Folks in Pickering, Ont., one of Toronto’s rapidly growing bedroom suburbs, don’t want an airport in their backyard.
They successfully blocked a bid to build one way back in the 1970s. And they continue to oppose the construction of one now.
But Roger Anderson begs to differ. He’s the chairman of the regional municipality of Durham, the supra-political body that includes Pickering and its neighbors. And he thinks the best thing the region can do to ignite its economy is to build an airport.
Indeed, should the Canadian government go ahead and do so, he believes, businesses would cluster themselves around the airport left, right and centre.
Whatever happens, one thing is certain: those residents who oppose the construction of an airport will be certain to make their voices heard!