Wind industry knowingly violated rights

 Owen Sound Sun Times

I’m a mother of two and a resident of Grey Highlands who cares about the good health and well being of my family and of my rural neighbours.

I’ve taken cheap shots from wind industry salespeople like Roberta Knox before. It won’t stop me from speaking out on an issue that has such a powerful and negative impact on our health, our homes, our ever-expanding electricity bills and the well-being of our community.

Democracy has been violated thanks to the Green Energy Act which was, in large part, put together by the wind industry. We expect to have a meaningful say about the industrialization of farmland by turbines down the road from us, but this is not the case.

We think that if something goes wrong, ie, wind turbine noise is so loud that we become seriously sleep deprived and ill, that we will get help from the agencies we believe are there to protect us such as the Ministry of the Environment, but this is not the case either.

John Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment, keeps saying that if there is a problem he can shut the turbines down, that he has a big stick to do that with. Don’t count on Wilkinson’s crooked stick to straighten out the wind industry.

Ontario families have and are abandoning their homes or trying to manage in their homes as their bodies are invaded by excessive noise, vibration and electrical pollution from turbines sited nearby, many well over 550 metres away.

Families who have been fighting for over three years to find relief and to be able to stay in the homes they love, have found no help from the wind company, provincial government or its agencies. Victims and victim’s groups have been persistent in asking for help or even simple acknowledgement of their suffering.

Without a doubt, this government knows exactly what is going on. They and the wind industry have knowingly violated our rights, our health, our united communities and our economy for years to come. I will continue to sound the alarm.

Lorrie Gillis
Grey Highlands

9 thoughts on “Wind industry knowingly violated rights

  1. The provincial Liberal government is allowing this to happen all across Ontario.

    The people of Ontario need to speak out–while we still can–and make certain our voices are heard where they matter the most–at the ballot box!

    John Wilkinson, Dalton McGuinty, Brad Duguid, Dwight Duncan, Deb Mathews, Carol Mitchell…the whole pack of Fiberals…they ALL have to go.

    On their watch, they allowed the health of Ontarians to be severely compromised.

    On their watch, they allowed our Ontario to become a “have not” province.

    On their watch, they allowed our homes, schools, farms and businesses to be surrounded by industrial wind turbines.

    On their watch, they allowed ENGOs to “dictate” the policy for energy and the environment.

    On OUR watch, we need to clean up the messes they have created by ousting them from Queen’s Park.

    Be certain to vote effectively this October!

  2. An ill wind blows for Denmark’s green energy revolution.

  3. Wind Energy is DEAD!……………….it’s just that these idiots who are so heavily invested in it don’t know how to stop……………Bankruptcy should be a tough lesson eh?

  4. Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrghghhhhhhh. My skin is peeling off my bones. I still can’t believe ppl voted fiberals on round 2.

  5. The truth is so simple. The government knows and is failing the people of Ontario. To continue to lie is insulting. Thanks for doing this Lorrie.

  6. This is a for profit based agenda by a government that was elected to stop exactly that.
    There is much to learn from how natives are reacting , when one is ignored , talk is only talk. While we all just talk here , they just keep putting more turbines in.
    We preach to the choir here. We all agree.
    No go forth and conquer.

  7. Time for all of us to e-mail our MPP’s and ask them if Dalton will be including them in his “SEAT SAVER” program like he did for Duguid!

  8. Thank You Lorrie, for all your hard work, long hours & personal dedication to this cause. The world needs more people,of exceptional character, like yourself. Thanks again, God bless you.

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