Who is Colin Watson? According to the press release:
What's also interesting to check out is who also served on the board of Vector at the same time.
Mr. Watson was president and chief executive officer of Vector Aerospace Corporation, an aviation services firm, from November 2003 to January 2005.
Emphasis mine. Who's Robert Deluce? President & CEO of Porter Airlines.
The new Board is comprised of seven members, namely Donald K. Jackson, Kenneth C. Rowe, Gordon Cummings, Robert J. Deluce, Robert W. Luba, Robert E. Radford and Colin D. Watson. Mr. Jackson was also appointed Executive Chairman of Vector. Mr. Jackson has held senior executive positions at a number of companies and was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northstar Aerospace, Inc.
What does Porter Airlines want [CBC, Porter Airlines gets 1st plane for proposed Toronto-Ottawa run]:
Am I the only one to think this series of events odd?
Porter Airlines, the fledgling carrier with a controversial plan to run flights between Toronto's island airport and Ottawa, took delivery of its first aircraft on Tuesday.
The privately owned company is still waiting for clearance from Transport Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency to commence operations at Toronto's City Centre Airport, which it hopes to do by fall.
New airline forms at the Toronto Airport, founded by a gentleman who used to work closely with another gentleman who is now appointed to the Toronto Port Authority, the arm of Transport Canada that looks after the Toronto Airport. That airline is now looking for approval from Transport Canada to begin operations.
Now, if my junior detective skills picked this up, somebody a lot smarter than me should be able to shed some light on this. Did I get the names wrong? The associations?
Update: Olivia Chow, MP for Trinity-Spadina has also picked up on this Toronto Port Authority mess in a piece on lobbying [H/T, MyBlahg].
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