“I have no respect for Samsung. They have no respect for the wildlife. All they care about is the money.”

Jennifer Vo, PennEnergy
“No one on this tribunal will be living on this land. No one will know the effects until 40 years from now,” said Six Nations resident Lester Green in his closing statement at the Samsung Grand Renewable Energy Park hearing. The daylong hearing heard the appellants including Six Nations residents Bill Monture and Lester Green and Haldimand Wind Concerns restate their case on the morning of November 2 while the afternoon heard the closing testimonies from Samsung and the Ministry of Environment.

“No one knows what this will bring until there’s a disaster,” said Monture who added that the land is still disputed and the next action natives will take is put up trespassing signs on the land against renewable energy projects. “I have no respect for Samsung. They have no respect for the wildlife. All they care about is the money,” said Monture. “It’s pretty sad that we would give up our children’s rights for a dollar.”

The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) requested both written and oral submissions from all parties with the purpose of giving everyone a final opportunity to be heard. Monture and Green’s case revolved around the damage that the industrial wind turbines (IWT) could cause to the environment. They pled to the tribunal stating that Six Nations people live and rely heavily on that land.

Other arguments included the negative and irreversible effects the turbines could create to humans and animals; participants demanded more studies to be done including consideration of shadow flicker, which can create distractions for farmers operating farm equipment as well as reconsideration of the power line route. Read article

14 thoughts on ““I have no respect for Samsung. They have no respect for the wildlife. All they care about is the money.”

      • Me too. Samsung has lost out on thousands of dollars in the past 2 years from my pocketbook.

      • I have also boycotted Samsung products. I have made a point, when buying anything new, of asking if it is a Samsung product.So far, a flat-screen TV, a washer/dryer set, and a smart phone.

    • Me too! Discovered by accident that they build a line of appliances for The Brick called Brada. Dogged a bullet there when looking for a freezer.

  1. “the next action natives will take is put up trespassing signs on the land against renewable energy projects. ”
    Nov. 11
    This government is allowing trespassing.

  2. Boycotting Samsung won’t do squat…They care nothing about the few rural Ontarians that may boycott them.. Most people , worldwide, haven’t got a clue what the hell Samsung is doing with green energy…They cater to millions of people with their products !!! Good idea, nonetheless…

    • I don’t care if it doesn’t do squat, I refuse to support these abusers with my money. If anything it is a chance to educate urban people about the issues. Whenever I shop for a cell phone or appliance I say ” no Samsung” and the sales person is always keen to know the reason why. My boycott has expanded to include GE products since they seem to like publicly touting their wind turbine manufacturing. .

  3. If signs saying boycott Samsung are displayed photos might get shown on TV. Not a good public image for Samsung.
    Or go to area malls and display them along with no IWTs. Tis the holiday shopping season again. Put a sign in your car window at mall parking lots.

  4. I have also consciously not bought Samsung products, but in the grand scheme of things not sure if it will make a difference.

    Samsung
    Samsung Group
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    三星商會

    Type Chaebol
    Industry Conglomerate
    Founded 1938
    Founder(s) Lee Byung-chull
    Headquarters Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea
    Area served Worldwide
    Key people Lee Kun-hee (Chairman and CEO)
    Lee Soo-bin (President, CEO of Samsung Life Insurance)[1]
    Products Apparel, chemicals, consumer electronics, electronic components, medical equipment, precision instruments, semiconductors, ships, telecommunications equipment
    Services Advertising, construction, entertainment, financial services, hospitality, information and communications technology services, medical services, retail
    Revenue US$ 247.5 billion (2011)[2]
    Net income US$ 18.3 billion (2011)[2]
    Total assets US$ 384.3 billion (2011)[2]
    Total equity US$ 224.7 billion (2011)[2]
    Employees 369,000 (2011)[2]
    Subsidiaries Samsung Electronics
    Samsung Life Insurance
    Samsung Heavy Industries
    Samsung C&T
    Samsung SDS etc.
    Website Samsung.com

  5. Am I a bad person because I send complaints to Samsung and rail against them on Facebook and otheer social media even though I buy none of their products ?

  6. ‘[excerpt] One participant even compared Haldimand’s situation with that of Toronto whose residents fought “tooth and nail” not to see a gas plant in their community and won in both cases in Oakville and Mississauga.

    Haldimand’s Mayor Hewitt – he’s bad to the bone!

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