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e-4213 (Transportation)

Initiated by Karen Wolfe from Pefferlaw, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Transport

  • The Baldwin East aerodrome has been approved by Transport Canada and the Minister of Transportation to be built in the Town of Georgina on Old Homestead Road;
  • Numerous concerns have been raised regarding the environmental impacts and operational limitations of the site for an aerodrome;
  • 97% of respondents who participated in the consultation process – including the Town of Georgina, the Chippewas of Georgina Island, and York Region – objected to the proposal;
  • Despite being built on provincially significant wetlands, a groundwater recharge area, and highly-vulnerable aquifers and woodlands, the aerodrome has been designed to specifically avoid a required assessment by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada;
  • The principles of the Baldwin East aerodrome have been involved in the waste management industry and have been cited by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for dumping contaminated fill;
  • The proponents plan to dump 1.2 million cubic metres of fill (120,000 truck loads) on to the site without limitation or testing; and
  • There have been numerous instances of corporations using the pretense of building an aerodrome under federal jurisdiction to lucratively dump fill without scrutiny by municipal and provincial authorities.
We, the undersigned, residents of the Town of Georgina and citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to reverse the decision approving the construction of the Baldwin East aerodrome, and amend related Transport Canada regulations to ensure that the false pretense of building an aerodrome can not be used to illegally dump fill.
Open for signature
December 13, 2022, at 3:37 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 13, 2023, at 3:37 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Scot Davidson (York—Simcoe)
March 21, 2023 (Petition No. 441-01189)
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