Nextera told by 400 at meeting to Leave Town!

The quality of the questions from ordinary people, their determination to gain back control over their own destiny and reinstitute democracy was very impressive.

DURHAM – It was an amazing meeting!  There were around 400 people in attendance.   The wind company was raked over the coals by everyone in the room! The speakers were great! The crowd was great!

Reporters and a few others were recording the proceedings from beginning to end.  One of the reporters had done a story beforehand to let people know about the meeting.   At least 7 municipalities, including Tiny township who said several more councils in Simcoe County would support a moratorium, and 3 counties were represented by one or more councilor and/or mayor.

Many of these people spoke in support of a moratorium on turbines and against the tyranny of the current provincial government, against the GEA, against the stripping of individual and municipal rights.   

There were 5 counties represented in the audience: Grey, Bruce, Dufferin, Simcoe and Wellington counties.   The crowd told the wind company over and over again to leave the community alone, challenged them to be a good corporate citizen and support them in demanding independent study by health professionals that includes the very real people who are suffering in the province.  

When one lady started to ask some tough questions (you know, the same ones that are never answered or are skirted around over and over regardless of company or area), the NextEra spokesperson looked ever so sad and said “It’s very intimidating to be in front of this crowd.”  The woman asking the question didn’t miss a beat! She replied clearly and sternly, (I’m paraphrasing):   YOU are coming to my community to destroy my life, my health and my home. I’m not concerned about YOU being intimidated. 

The windy lost the sad look and quit with the crowd-blaming bullying tactic.   We had an enlarged and laminated picture of Daniel D’entrement and his wife sitting at the mall educating the public with a big anti-wind sign.  The D’entrements have been tormented in their own home by wind turbines since 2007. A victim from this province held the picture of these victims from Nova Scotia and explained that this family was still not getting any help from the wind company, NEXTERA. 

Later in the meeting as NextEra was explaining how they would mitigate noise problems with a control board with red, yellow and green lights down in Florida and a local person in the area, the victim quietly held the picture up AGAIN so the crowd was reminded of how much a wind company helps someone it puts into a bad situation.   MPAC said they had no evidence “YET”, of property values decreasing in the vicinity of turbines.  They were reminded of Paul Thompson’s hard earned victory with the lowering of his assessment.

"FLP (alias Nextera) representatives were humiliated, embarrassed and really became disfunctional by the end of the questions."

8 thoughts on “Nextera told by 400 at meeting to Leave Town!

  1. Here we go!….the beginning of the “rout”………throw these guys out and next throw out the Politicians who allowed this to happen in the first place!

    A warning to Wind Companies: “get prepared to answer for your actions!”

  2. Thumbs up to the people from Durham!
    At this moment the roar of the 18 giant Vestas within 3 km radius of our home is is so bad that I cannot sit in the livingroom to do some reading.
    Our plans to retire here in this once peaceful setting have changed.
    Keep up the fight – Don’t suffer like we do.
    To MPAC: In our neighbourhood many homes (7 are vacant) have been for sale, most of those for over a year.

  3. For what the poor souls have had to endure because of these foul interlopers an embarrassing night in the Public Forum is small punishment indeed, but it is a good start!

    Now if only Duigood or McGuinty or Hornung or any other purveyor of destruction would only step out of their little “safe warm and fuzzy” bizarre world of money grubbing and synthetic space age rhetoric and get down and dirty with the people paying their salaries then maybe something would be right in the World for a change!

    One must have “guts” to do that though so I wouldn’t hold my breath for that to happen!

  4. You know what I found most despicable about NextEra during this meeting?

    I don’t recall a single ounce of compassion from Nicole Geneau (Project Mgr.) or any other of the NextEra reps. Just condescending remarks, outright lies and smug looks.

    NextEra could very well ruin the lives of many decent people and their families in that room – not to mention divide and damage the community forever. They know this!

    Sad how a paycheck to some means more than the health and livelihood of countless numbers of others.


  6. Calling all Ontario….


    I am astounded by the apathetic public and their lack of help for their fellow taxpayers when faced with tyranny of this magnitude. I guess we falsely assume that the government wouldn’t let anything bad happen to our country folk or wildlife. We are so used to being protected by the MOE and our town councils.

    We have all been so GREENWASHED!

    The good news is that these meetings are getting bigger and bigger and hopefully there will be mass protests the likes of which we have never seen in this country. Myself? I would go to war for this! Or should I say to stop this! Our ancestors are rolling over in their graves! I am not suggesting violence but we need to see the level of outrage that was reflected at this meeting repeated in every Ontario community. STAND UP ONTARIO! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ! THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE NEED TO MARCH ON QUEEN’S PARK! OUST McGUINTY and his THUGS for TYRANNY! Let him look out his window at Queen’s Park and see an uprising of the multitude of country folks he is stealing from!!! Make him lose sleep! At least dump good old fashioned cow poop on the steps of Queen’s Park and let him know rurual Ontario won’t be bullied!

    Hey, good idea, I think I’ll mail our Premier a cow flap! Just to let him know what I think of him and his GEA!
    (now. if we all did that ….it would make quite a statement wouldn’t it.) No return address of course. Just the words “MORATORIUM NOW!”

  7. As a New Brunswicker fighting these ugly monsters, I was most heartened to read of this meeting. Good on you, noble Ontarians! I recently visited Kingston, one of my favourite towns in your lovely province and almost gagged when I saw the number that that wind farm did on once-beautiful Wolf Island. Best wishes in your struggle!

  8. Here in the U.S., we have been fighting the Cape Wind project proposed offshore Massachusetts. At first I thought this was a siting issue. I now realize that this “cure” is worse than the disease and there is no site suitable for industrial wind energy.

    Caveat emptor: Wind energy is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the international public by multinationals.

    Your fight against this global Ponzi scheme is inspired and inspirational, Canada!

    Send them packing–but not in our direction, please!

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