“In contrast to the province’s complacency, Health Canada appears to be taking health concerns seriously, having just announced a two-year study into the health effects of wind turbines on nearby residents.” —U of T law and economics professor Michael Trebilcock, July 17, 2012, The National Post, Ontario PC
QUEEN’S PARK – With Health Canada looking into the effects of wind turbine noise on people’s health, the Liberals need to stand up for Ontarians and stop the development of new wind farms until the results are known, said Lisa Thompson, Ontario PC Critic for the Green Energy Act.
Thompson was joined today by pharmacist Carmen Krogh, an internationally-recognized expert on wind turbines, and Dave Hemingway, who is creating a documentary on the effect of wind turbines on communities.
“People living close to wind farms have been telling us for years they’ve had to leave their homes, they can’t sleep, they’re suffering from depression, ever since the turbines were built,” said Thompson. “I had five families in my riding that had their homes bought out by a wind developer, but the families cannot talk about it because they are under a gag order. This is why I put forward a motion earlier this year to ban turbine construction until further social, physical and economic health and environmental studies were conducted.”
“The McGuinty Liberals failed to take these concerns seriously and voted down the bill,” continued Thompson. “Now the federal government is stepping up and conducting a study on the effects of wind power on public health, and they should be applauded for doing what the McGuinty Liberals have failed to do.” read article