A few hundred people from various places in Ontario travelled to Queen’s Park April 28 for a rally to attempt to bring concerns about wind turbine farms to the Liberal government, and show support for a Conservative motion in the legislature to place a moratorium on establishing more wind farms pending an independent study on their effects on our health.
For those not familiar with wind farms, take a drive to the Shelburne area and see for yourself. Under Dalton McGuinty’s Green Energy Act, wind farms will continue to be built across Ontario. As of April 8, Ontario Power Authority had offered approximately 50 contracts to wind energy companies to establish wind farms, with approximately 140 contracts on a waiting list.
To set up a wind farm, a wind energy company does not need consent of a majority of landowners in the proposed community — just a few “willing hosts.” Under the Green Energy Act, the local municipal council has no say as to whether the project goes ahead. Some democracy we live in.
At the rally, not one Liberal MPP spoke to the people about their concerns.
Duncan A. Lamond, Arthur