From an April 2, 2014 meeting that he attended, David Godley has shared the following overview, from the meeting, regarding the topic of the Island Airport:
“Waterfront. The theory is that Bombardier is contributing to the massive Porter campaign for extended runways and jets. A continuation of the theory is that Porter wishes to sell out making massive profits on air slots.
“A so far unarticulated negative effect of allowing jets is that instead of Pearson and the Island being complementary they would duplicate service to the detriment of the business community. The Island would be shipping people to warmer climates like Florida instead of carrying business people to more local places including Ottawa, Windsor, Sudbury, Timmins etc. This would negatively affect the economies of such Ontario cities.”