Wainfleet council passes resolution to pass on to province

DSCN1838By Dave Johnson, The Tribune
WAINFLEET – The township isn’t willing to host industrial wind turbines and is ready to tell government ministries, ministers and the premier. Ald. Betty Konc put forward a resolution to send a letter off to officials during Tuesday night’s council meeting. The township will be following in the steps of the municipality of Grey Highlands, which has declared itself an “unwilling host” for wind turbines.

Konc said the decision came for her at the end of a meeting last week in the township with municipal leaders from across Ontario. The group, called One Voice, came out of a wind symposium held earlier this year in Wainfleet. “We noticed Premier (Kathleen) Wynne has commented many times about turbines not being put in municipalities that are unwilling hosts,” Konc said near the end of the meeting.

She also said Wynne has spoken about policy changes in the Green Energy Act, which governs projects like wind turbines. Konc’s resolution passed unanimously.

5 thoughts on “Wainfleet council passes resolution to pass on to province

  1. I wish there was a backbone and the political will for the West Lincoln council to stand up for its constiuents like Wainfleet has….instead of sitting on the fence and pondering supporting failed provincial energy policies.

  2. Courage, integrity, compassion, decency, and a genuine desire to protect the environment; all of these qualities are necessary for them to get up and fight like we need them to. What do you think our chances are of having enough politicians with those traits???

    • I think our chances are zero to have any meaningful amount of politicians with all or most of those traits. I think the only way to get them to fight for what is right is to turn it into a popularity contest. Show them that the popular thing to do is what is right for their constituents.

      • And because this blog is not the forum in which to discuss ELECTORAL REFORM, would you please see how changing our voting process will effect the changes you want.
        The web site you need to see is Fair Vote Canada,com or maybe .org or .ca

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