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Sun, Jan 18, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.18.04)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's 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.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

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.

FMI: www.torontoport.com/TCCA.htm

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