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Marc Garneau says Liberals won't reconsider island airport expansion

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he won't change his decision that effectively halted an expansion of the island airport in downtown Toronto.

Federal Transport Minister says bigger airport would impact Torontonians' quality of life

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he won't change his mind on the expansion of the island airport in downtown Toronto. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he won't change his decision that effectively halted an expansion of the island airport in downtown Toronto.

He says it's a quality of life issue for Torontonians who want a greater say in the development of their waterfront. 

Garneau says nothing is going to change his mind. 

Porter Airlines wanted to renegotiate an agreement among the City of Toronto, Ports Toronto and the federal government to extend the runway at Billy Bishop airport to allow jets to land.

The Liberals promised before and during the federal election not to open the three-party agreement.

Garneau says the decision follows through on what he calls an obligation the party has to the voters in Toronto.

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