Canadians start legal fight against aircraft noise

Our Canadian Friends of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau (residents group living near the airport of Montreal) went to court to fight the aircraft nuisances. The first question was if they were allowed to do so.

On behalf of the citizen group, their president Pierre Lachapelle noted: “We are pleased to have obtained this authorization. Of particular interest is the judge’s comment that ‘the allegations of the request for authorization and the supporting documentation are sufficient to justify a case against Montreal-Trudeau Airport.’ This is good news for the rights of citizens who are subjected to excessive noise, day and night.”

Many residents claim they’re regularly woken up by the sounds of planes flying overhead, with noise levels reaching up to 90 decibels. The World Health Organization considers anything above 55 to be a health hazard, writes Global News Canada in an article on the subject.

See also the website of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau (English version) or the French version.

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