McGuinty Government Refuses Health Critic’s 3rd Request to Study the Health Effects of Wind Turbines

160_whitmer_080924(Queens Park) For the 3rd time, the PC Health Critic, Elizabeth Witmer, has urged the McGuinty government to conduct a formal study into the health effects of wind turbines.

Yesterday, Dr. Robert McMurtry, a former Dean of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government, the Committee reviewing Bill 150. During the proceedings Dr. McMurtry asked the province to conduct a formal study into the health effects of wind turbines. A survey of people living near wind turbines conducted by Dr. McMurtry found the majority of residents suffered from headaches, sleep disturbances and depression.

“Why is the McGuinty government refusing to consider the facts; and why are they prepared to put peoples’ health at risk,” asks Witmer. “I urge the McGuinty government to listen to health experts like Dr. McMurtry and people suffering health problems and take the time to do the necessary, in-depth analysis about the potential health impact of Bill 150.”

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  1. Apparently Smitherman has suggested that they appoint a Health Advisor to the Ministry of Environment to oversee any potential Health Concerns from the siting of Wind Turbines near residential areas. WHY? Of course in his mind this would sound like the Government is “concerned” with the Health of Ontarians and should appease the critics such as McMurtry and Krogh among others. It won’t and shouldn’t even be considered. This is an insult to intelligent people and he should be ashamed of himself for even printing these words in any form let alone make it an “announcement” in order to “Strengthen the Green Energy Act”. HOGWASH! If there was a true intention here to look into Health Concerns then we already have a Ministry which is capable and willing to help. It’s called the Ministry of HEALTH! Trained Doctors, Researchers and Departments specifically suited to look into HEALTH of Ontario Citizens. Not an Environment Ministry which does ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Wind Farm openings. We’ve all heard the one about “putting the Fox in charge of the Henhouse!”

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