Canada’s Toronto Star Report On Protest

December 7, 2016

In a story headlined “Toronto construction company Aecon under fire in Bermuda,” the Toronto Star has reported on the protest on Friday, saying that “tempers flared” in the “normally peaceful tourist hot spot best known for its pink sand beaches.”

The report said “A Toronto construction company is the focus of outcry in Bermuda, where an airport development has provoked the ire of locals.

“Tempers flared Friday in the normally peaceful tourist hot spot best known for its pink sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and pastel-coloured houses.

“An untendered plan to redevelop the international airport by Toronto-based construction company Aecon has residents questioning a lack of transparency and wondering why a Bermudian company was not contracted.

“Tensions boiled over Friday outside the House of Assembly in Bermuda, where members of Parliament were set to debate the legislation on the airport, when police sprayed protesters, among them senior citizens, with pepper spray.”

Click here to read the full article on the Toronto Star’s website.

click here Bermuda protest on Dec 2nd

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  1. bdaboy says:

    ” best known for its pink sand beaches.”

    …That’s about it

    • somuchless says:

      And when the airport is built they can say ‘pink sand beaches and airport.’

    • PBanks says:

      Guess we know who’s not going to get the next Tourism Ambassador badge

  2. Sage says:

    Yep – the friendly courteous Bermudian is extinct!

  3. Shining on the International Stage says:

    They say that any publicity is good publicity–We’ll see.

    Love some of the comments by our leaders in this story, jingas!

  4. Sickofantz says:

    Way to go Chris Furbert with all his airport building experience!

    • trump supporter says:

      Yup they wont be happy until we are MORE debt ridden if that possible. And the little bit of tourist we are getting we leave.
      Keep striking and crying when you don’t get your way…
      But none of you can answer why you were not out there for the coco reef deal, the court building etc the list is to long to type.

  5. PBanks says:

    Anybody else get the sponsored ad for ‘Click here to stop the OBA before it’s too late’ at the bottom of the article on their site? Eerie.

  6. Steve says:

    Next up, an interview with the guy who claimed he wanted to kill white people on a Westjet flight from Toronto!

    • A Real Crowd Pleaser says:

      That one is a real home grown crowd pleaser!

      I think many Canadians might believe it after the Rebecca Middleton debacle.

      Shine on Bermuda!

  7. ella says:

    I am so sure it would not have come to this if the Bda Police did not use pepper spray!

    An Apology is required especially to our seniors!