Blast from the past: “NIMBYs” will be not be tolerated

Toronto Star, February 2009
LONDON, Ont. – Taking a swipe at those who oppose wind turbines off the Scarborough Bluffs, Premier Dalton McGuinty is signalling he won’t hesitate to foist “green” energy projects on communities across Ontario.
…..”But don’t say, ‘I don’t want it around here.’ … NIMBYism will no longer prevail,” he added, using the acronym for “not in my backyard.”
….McGuinty wouldn’t say exactly how concerns will be overridden, but his office noted the bill [Green Energy Act] will “address” local bylaws and regulations that are used to delay or stop proposed renewable energy projects.”

7 thoughts on “Blast from the past: “NIMBYs” will be not be tolerated

  1. NIMBY actually stands for —- Next Idiot May Be You — Yup.. Looks like Dalton was right for a change. Who’da know

  2. “I’ve got all kinds of communities that want them,” he said. “I don’t need the headaches that are associated with them going into communities that don’t want them.”
    or is it,
    …..”But don’t say, ‘I don’t want it around here.’ … NIMBYism will no longer prevail,” he added, using the acronym for “not in my backyard.”
    This Premier is very confused. I’d rather be a NIMBY than a MCGUINTY.

  3. It’s the other-way around jerk,you will not be tolerated you are a servant and act like one.Do not treat us like kids at a toy store we are the ones in charge. You are a premier “a servant” for us to use like a employee and do things that do not harm flesh and blood real people. You have done the opposite harming people and putting the majority of the public in harms way with your reckless stupid acts. i right now do not want your representation as you are fired and will be held accountable for what you have done.

  4. For those who do real research it is not difficult to find out the appearance of corruption involved in the Libs.

    What is the relationship between the bankster in charge of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lib-owned wind turbines being built in Ontario.

    Just asking…

  5. McGuinty is pleased to listen to local arguments against industrialization, when it involves urban gas plants and Liberal seats. The obscene cost of halting construction for 2 gas plants is borne by all taxpayers. No mention of why the Mississauga plant cannot be outfited as an IWT site.

  6. I bet Dalton McGuinty doesn’t have IWTs in his “backyard”. Why should I lose almost $400,000 in my home equity to these hideous things, while others sit back smuggly, patting themselves on the back thinking that they are being green. Wind farms are NOT GREEN! The only thing green about them is $$$$$$$$. I will bet that every supporter of wind energy would change their tune if they had to live next to these turbines and lose as much of their wealth as I will. I am not going to sit back and take this. Wait and see! Why should my neighbours and I have to sacrifice so much for something that will in fact will increase GHGs according to the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers report from March 2012 and will raise our cost of electricity by ridiculous amounts. The Guiinty government is corrupt to the core. My ancestors fought people like this to gain their freedom from govenment corruption.

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