Rural voters heard loud and clear

By Jim Merriam, London Free Press
Excerpt: Although the vote of 2011 was a tame affair, it might go down in history as the one where the rural residents of the province finally said, “no more.” Among the rural ridings that shucked off their red cloaks was Huron-Bruce, held until last week by Carol Mitchell, minister of agriculture. She was little help to residents concerned about the huge wind turbine developments in her riding and regularly defended the Green Energy Act. Mitchell lost her seat to Conservative Lisa Thompson by some 4,000 votes. Read article