Last year, Premier Dalton McGuinty steam-rolled the Green Energy Act through the legislature. But the fine print of this act is an assault on all taxpayers’ rights, not just landowners, which should set off alarm bells. All municipalities in Ontario have lost any say regarding construction of windmills or solar units.
Do not be lulled by the image of a few little windmills turning romantically in the wind. These windmills are huge, industrial-scale electrical generating plants with many economic and health problems. It is my belief that landowners who lease land for the windmills are required to sign gag orders that do not allow them to speak of any health or economic issues. This seems very contradictory when the government that took away the municipalities’ rights on this issue and the companies that are constructing these generating plants claim there are no issues.