- Aug 16, 2007
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Overbuild? We're a city of 6.5 million people with essentially the same single, notable international airport we had in 1965 when there were just 2 million of us. Let's be realistic. Ottawa started planning Pickering around the time I was born, and I'm 51 now. It should have built by the time I was in university. Yes, it would have been a little ahead of its time then, but as has been said elsewhere here, it's not the Canadian style to prepare for the future; just scramble in catch-up mode later on. Well, this later on. Much later on. If they started building it now, it might just be ready to serve a city that, by then, would be pushing 7.5 million. And they're not. When do you suggest we get our second airport? When we're the size of London, which currently has five, but only 2 million more people than us? Come on, now. Let's stop kicking the can to future generations and actually provide them something instead.Any responsible government would not overbuild.