Hello Yasmin, as per our discussion a few weeks ago I am confirming that you have reached out to the Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to provide an explanation for the Ministry of Transportation’s hasty approval of the helipad located at 1325 Lawrence Avenue East & 30 Railside Road.
Over the last year I have not been able to get to the bottom of this issue, the neighborhood is concerned that they were not formally consulted and not treated as key stakeholders as they should have been.
Don Valley East Collective
On Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 3:33 PM , <[email protected]> wrote:
Dear Mr. Reddick,
It was a pleasure meeting you at the Victoria Village Library yesterday. I reviewed the audit trail of your correspondence and your diligence in getting answers.
I have a few clarification questions which I hope you can answer.
Did you contact Mr. Andrew Dunt the Flight Inspector at Government of Canada to find out details about their consultations?
Were you able to check the website he provided regarding the Consultation with the City? It appears from your notes that Councilor Minnan Wong had recused himself from these consultations. Did he say why as the decision impacts his riding of DVE?
I found the response from Michelle Corcoran rather vague. She stated she had no confirmation in her file regarding the statement that “despite North York Community Coucil’s request for additional information…..Transport Canada was satisfied”. She suggested you call Joseph Szwalek at Transport Canada – were you able to connect with him? If so what was his response?
It appears that things may have fallen through the cracks in the communication loop. As you know, Transport Canada is an independent agency and they make decisions based on their assessments.
As Member of Parliament, I have no jurisdiction over the agency, however, if you can provide me with the clarification, I can hopefully find out where the gaps in communication are and what consultations took place.
Yasmin Ratansi, MP
Don Valley East
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