Where are the ‘willing hosts’?

no_1Orangeville Citizen
ON THE ONE HAND, a recent survey suggested that 69 per cent of Canadians favour further development of wind energy. On the other, Ontario’s Official Opposition and many rural municipalities are calling for a moratorium on new wind power developments, at least until a federal study of risks to health posed by low-level noise from wind turbines is completed, likely two years from now.

In the circumstances, it’s interesting to note what Tuesday’s Speech from the Throne had to say. After promising to work with municipalities on how to ease gridlocks in the Greater Toronto Area, the speech added: “Your government intends to work with municipalities on other issues, too. Because communities must be involved and connected to one another. …

“They must have a voice in their future and a say in their integrated, regional development, so that local populations are involved from the beginning if there is going to be a gas plant or a casino or a wind plant or a quarry in their hometown, because our economy can benefit from these things, but only if we have willing hosts.” Read article

4 thoughts on “Where are the ‘willing hosts’?

  1. I have asked the Minister Bradley that very question – “who are the willing hosts?” Of course, I have received no response.

  2. The willing hosts are the people of Toronto and Ottawa — for example — that support Industrial Wind Turbine developments with all their little green hearts and Eco-addled minds.

    This is why we must strive to see that all future development is in these large cities where people currently support “ecologically sound decisions” — as long as someone else bears all the negative impacts. We must “share the wealth” — and the noise!

    Work with me and others to see that IWT development occurs in High Park, along the beaches and the Don Valley of Toronto.

    Support Gaia!

    • Yes the Ottawa Liberal establishment firmly supports wind development as long as it is in the rural portion of the city. Urban Ottawa, more than most cities has ample space along hydro corridors and other green areas for turbines far removed from any houses. There is zero chance of even discussing that..Neighbours in the inner city took legal action all the way to the OMB over a 15 m mini turbine. The ones proposed for rural Ottawa are over 600′ and the city is fine with that proposal.

  3. Mayor of Haldimand is willing. Not the people of rural Haldimand. Is that what they consider willing?

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