A group of people living east of the Decarie Expressway say noise of airplanes taking off from and landing at Trudeau airport affects them, too — and that the airport authority needs to recognize that.
A group calling itself Les Pollués de Montreal-Trudeau has raised funds to set up 10 noise measurement stations to set up in places like Town of Mount Royal, Cartierville, and Park Extension — places located east of the Decarie Expressway along the flight paths of low-flying planes.
Group spokesperson Maurice Chacron says all seven of the measurement stations that Aéroports de Montréal have set up are west of the Decarie Expressway.
"We would like to have actual measurements of the noises levels in these areas," he says, "and we've been talking to ADM, asking them to install these stations, which they have not done today. They've refused to do it."
They're looking to raise $10,000 for noise measurement devices of their own, and to call attention to how noise affects people outside the West Island.