Tim Hudak​ addresses the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference

Newsnetledger (Speech Excerpt)
For eight years, the McGuinty Liberals have chipped away at your authority to decide what’s best for your communities.  From overriding your Official Plans – to freezing prime land because puddles sometimes form there when it rains – to forcing massive industrial wind farms where they’re not wanted – local councils have been robbed of a say over what happens in their communities.

Even in the face of strenuous local objections, and more than 70 municipalities passing resolutions, Dalton McGuinty continues to plough ahead with giant industrial wind farms without any consultation with local councils or residents.

I was pleased to stand with the mayors from two of those municipalities – Mayor Joyner of West Lincoln and Mayor Jeffs of Wainfleet – for an event last March in opposition of the wind farm being forced on families in Haldimand and Niagara.

To me, it makes no sense that you have the power to say where a local hot dog stand or 7-Eleven goes but not industrial wind turbines – the height of 40-storey buildings – that are built over hundreds of acres of prime agricultural land.

It’s unfair. It’s undemocratic. And under a Tim Hudak government it will end.  Read the entire speech

3 thoughts on “Tim Hudak​ addresses the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference

  1. Maybe Hudak should have said “It’s unfair. It’s undemocratic and it is costing us our future. McGuinty is ruling Ontario like a dictator running roughshod over all levels of government. Erstwhile, he has about doubled the hydro rates and Ontario’s total debt. Our economy is under siege by our own premier!

  2. We cannot put our future in the hands of council……it puts us in peril.
    There is no way we can accept the decision 7 people and a CAO’ agenda that are in office for a few years to make these long term impacts on our lives.
    There are good responsible council out there……….but keep in mind many of the people that could have pushed for a say in the GEA who did not , are in office now.
    What are we going to do about them?
    We also need a better way to remove council members and have personal accountability .
    I simply don’t feel we can trust our future to some council members.
    We must push for a ratepayer say.

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