Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hey Porter, bring me that bag with $20 million

I've posted earlier on the launch of Porter Airlines. I think it's an interesting project, though I wondered about the economics of it. The Globe is reporting today that the federal government paid Robert Deluce $20 million after it cancelled the building of a bridge to the Island Airport (Torontonians will recall that this was David Miller's principal campaign issue in the last mayoral election). This, apparently, did harm to both Deluce (who was in the hole $11 million on the project) and the Toronto Port Authority. I don't know about the merits of either claim, but I do know that it's a lot easier to start an airline with a $9 million headstart.

2 comments:

SAYS said...

Hey Pete. I just read through your whole blog since May. Pretty impressive dude. I had to go and be a loser and make my own blog for no reason. Anyway the bike trip you went on sounded incredible. And all this insightful political pundantry is bound to find you on a CBC youth panel next election around. Keep it up PJ.

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