Municipal Wind Group Invites Liberals

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The Liberal provincial power brokers are being invited to Bruce and Grey counties.

The chair of the Inter-municipal Wind Turbine Working Group, Mark Davis says it’s time to bring Premier Dalton McGuinty and his cabinet to the area to talk to real people about wind turbines.  The Arran-Elderslie Deputy Mayor says if they don’t come, that’s their problem. Continue reading

Davis calls others to turbine fight

Mark Davis

by Denis Langlois    Owen Sound Sun Times

Coun. Mark Davis says he hopes other municipalities will follow Arran-Elderslie’s lead by passing bylaws aimed at reclaiming municipal control over wind farm developments.

He also hopes to amass a “war chest” to fight the province in court, if necessary.

“There’s strength in numbers,” the outspoken wind turbine critic said Friday.

Davis’s wind turbine control bylaw passed final reading this week at Arran-Elderslie council.

It argues that Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — the protection of life, liberty and security — trumps Ontario’s Green Energy Act, which controls wind farm development. Wind farm opponents say massive turbines cause serious health effects. Continue reading