"To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage." - Confucius Hear that sound? That's a collective murmur rippling across Toronto in the wa...
This week, a proposal to extend the runway and operate jets out of Billy Bishop Airport was made public. This is a wrong-headed and short-sighted step that simply must be stopped. The Toronto waterfront should be a place for people, not planes.
The historic storm that's sweeping across the eastern part of North America is the most significant weather event to impact the travel industry since the eruption of an Icelandic volcano in April 2010. Sandy, the hurricane-turned-post-tropical cyclone, will be responsible for the grounding of more than 20,000 flights and the loss of millions of dollars in revenue for the North American tourism industry. But it appears the storm's disruption for travellers will be far less debilitating than predicted.
I once witnessed a bar fight in Ottawa where a seemingly docile civil servant and a mild-mannered professor were reduced to fisticuffs over their contradictory alliances. True story. But, incidentally, I'm not talking about hockey here folks. I'm talking about the airline carriers across our fair northern nation.
Expanding the availability of low-cost air travel would be one of the most progressive policies that the federal government could undertake. Our outdated airline regulations are bad for consumers, bad for Canadian businesses, and bad for prospective airline industry employees.