John Wilkinson’s Environment Ministry is aggressively forcing wind energy installations on rural Ontarians. I know he is well aware of the serious adverse health effects that have forced multiple families to abandon their homes and continue to cause suffering for many others who cannot leave.
I know he has received a package of overwhelming evidence of the harm these turbines are causing by emissions of loud cyclical noise and inaudible infrasound that is making people sick. I know his ministry has documented evidence submitted from professional engineers, medical doctors and huge numbers of formal complaints and statements from victims across the province describing their distress for a number of years now. And much of this before he even legislated his pitiful 550-metre setback, which will not protect the residents from harm.
What purpose does it serve for someone in a position of power and leadership to allow such harm to continue while causing great confusion with the general public? Evidently rural families are very low on his list of concerns and it shows the depth of disrespect for his constituents.
His steadfast claims of no harm can only be construed as a dismissal of rural Ontarians as unintelligent, unaware and uneducated. The only good thing to come from this brazenly harmful policy is the unprecedented number of wonderful people from all walks of life across this province who have come together devoting every spare minute to protecting their families, their communities and assisting those already affected. Once a quiet and unassuming trait of Ontarians it has now become boldly necessary for surviving modern government. For this reason only I am still proud to be a resident of Ontario as truth is trumping deceit and greed.
What are you proud of John?
BARBARA ASHBEE, ORANGEVILLE