Rookie, wind blow away ag minister

By Kathy Rumleski, The London Free Press
CLINTON – In sprawling Huron- Bruce, change is often in the wind at election time — as the riding has a history of switching party loyalties. And it was that wind, combined with the Liberal government’s controversial wind-energy push, that blew away Agriculture Minister Carol Mitchell.

The two-term Liberal MPP was unseated by rookie Progressive Conservative candidate Lisa Thompson. Mitchell’s party headquarters at the Clinton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion was subdued, with few party faithful gathered. Thompson, 46, repeatedly called for a moratorium on further wind-energy development. She said it was a major issue in this election. “Wind-turbine development has jumped into a paramount position.” She has called for a moratorium on further development. “It has caused so many negative effects,” Thompson said. Read article

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