Toronto Sun Editorial
[excerpt] But there’s another aspect of this scandal Wynne hasn’t addressed. Why, while the Liberals were heeding the objections of people living in Oakville and Mississauga to gas plants, did they ignore and vilify people living in rural Ontario, who were objecting to industrial wind turbines being located in their communities?
Let’s be clear. The purpose of the Liberals’ gas plant expansion program was exactly the same as the one for their industrial wind turbine expansion program. It was to replace Ontario’s coal-fired power plants with alternative forms of electricity generation.
Why then, did the Liberals heed concerns expressed by people living in Oakville and Mississauga with regard to living next to gas plants, while mocking as “NIMBYS” people across Ontario who objected to living next to industrial wind turbines? (NIMBYS, meaning “not in my back yard syndrome” is a derogatory term used to imply someone is unreasonably and irrationally standing in the way of progress.)
Why did the Liberals respect local input in Oakville and Mississauga, while stripping away the planning rights of local municipalities when it came to locating industrial wind turbines?Finally, why did the Liberals lie? Read article