Montreal, February 15th, 2019. Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau sent a letter to the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, regarding the $4.5-billion expansion and renovation project announced by Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) on April 30, 2018. Les Pollués asked Ms. Petitpas Taylor to hold a public consultation on this project.
According to Pierre Lachapelle: “We have understood that Environment and Climate Change, the ministry led by Mrs. Catherine McKenna, focuses mainly on projects that affect wildlife and the physical environment in general and very little to the health of humans. Given the levels of noise and air pollutions resulting from the airport activity currently known, the substantial increase of capacity at Montréal-Trudeau Airport must be examined according to the state of the art and discussed by the community. It is our commitment to public health that brings us to call on Health Canada.”
With regard to the request for public consultation addressed to the Honourable Catherine McKenna on May 14, 2018, Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau are still waiting for a response from the Minister.