WPD donates thousands of dollars to the Liberal party to keep their project moving through the system. And the thing is – it works! Each time they donate, the project moves ahead to the next stage. Put the dirty quarter in the candy machine, twist the crank, and out pops a gumball.
Which begs the question we’ve been asking ourselves for years: How many other wind developers have paid their way through the ‘system’?
(Doesn’t Glenn Murray act odd in this clip? Is he nervous about something?)
WPD Canada spokesperson Kevin Surette acknowledged company representatives have attended “some fundraising events in the past few years.”
Simcoe.com, Ian Adams
Simcoe-Grey’s Member of Provincial Parliament says a wind energy company’s donations to the provincial Liberal Party appeared to influence the approval of the company’s project in Clearview Township.
During Wednesday’s question period, Jim Wilson laid out the timeline between WPD Canada’s court application last July to force the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to make a decision on the company’s Fairview Wind project renewable energy application, and a $6,000 donation made to the Liberal Party during the Simcoe North by-election period in September.
“Every time it looked like the project was in jeopardy, a donation was made to the Liberal Party of Ontario,” Wilson claimed in the Ontario Legislature. “These facts … only reinforce the need for a public inquiry.
“Does the minister seriously expect the people in my riding to believe that these donations had nothing to do with his approval (of the project).” Read article