By Susan Hundertmark, Lucknow Sentinel
Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson says she’ll begin her second year in office the same way she began it – fighting for rural Ontario.
“I’m proud to be from rural Ontario and we matter,” she said during a recent interview looking over the events of the past year.
Last week, she retabled a private member’s motion she originally made last March, this time as four separate motions, asking for a moratorium on industrial wind development in Ontario.
While the March motion, defeated in the provincial legislature 45-28, asked for a moratorium on industrial wind turbines (IWTs) until independent health studies can be done, the Sept. 10 motions will ask for a moratorium until a federal health study is completed, for an Ontario economic impact study concerning IWTs, for an Ontario social study on the impact of IWTs on communities and for an Ontario environmental study.
Thompson said she’s particularly hopeful she’ll gain support from the New Democrats on the motion asking for an economic impact study since the high cost of energy was questioned by her NDP colleagues when the March motion was presented. Read article