Wind energy plan buffeted Liberals at polls

By Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer
Why did Ontario Liberals lose so many rural seats in therecent election? The answer may be blowing in the wind. Opponents of wind farms key to the Liberals’ Green Energy policy have been celebratingthe beating Premier Dalton McGuinty’s party took at the polls — includingthe loss of several rural MPPs, including Maria Van Bommel inLambton-Kent-Middlesex and three sitting cabinet ministers elsewhere. Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Turbines created ill wind for green energy Liberals

By Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer
Opponents of industrial wind turbine farms in rural Ontario believe they sent a message to Premier Dalton McGuinty on election day. Now, they’re waiting to see if he listened. The Liberal leader came within a hair of returning to Queen’s Park with a third straight majority, but fell short thanks to the loss of several rural ridings in which there was vocal opposition to the wind farms promoted by Ontario’s Green Energy Act. Continue reading