Sun, Jan 18, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"I was quite shocked at the personal
nature of the allegations. It's absurd, it's outrageous, it's
nonsense, it's unbelievable, it's ridiculous. Does anybody have a
thesaurus? There must be some other words to describe it. It's
ludicrous. To claim $500 million for an airline that only exists on
paper is just patently absurd."
Source: Toronto (ON) Mayor David Miller,
commenting on a lawsuit filed against the city, the Canadian
federal government and the Toronto Port Authority over a decision
not to continue construction of a bridge between Toronto and
Toronto Island. The Toronto Centre City Airport is on that island.
In a $389 million (US) lawsuit, Regional Airlines Holdings (REGCO)
accuses Miller of abusing his powers in office by threatening city
council members if they refused to support his bid to shut down the
bridge project. REGCO says the twice-approved bridge is vital to
the startup airline's plan for operating out of TCCA.
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