By Catherine Whitnall My Kawartha
Pontypool resident Anne Johnston (left) gives Brad Duguid, Ontario’s minister of energy and infrastructure, and earful outside of local MPP Rick Johnson’s office in Lindsay on Friday (June 18) afternoon. A group of residents gathered to protest the proposed wind farms in the Pontypool area. Ms Johnston is a former Toronto city councillor who served on council with Mr. Duguid in the early 2000s. Photo: Lance Anderson
(LINDSAY) Residents protesting proposed wind turbine developments in Manvers Township took advantage of an opportunity to voice their concerns as soon as they caught wind of a visit on Friday (June 18) by provincial Energy and Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid.
The group fired off questions to the Minister outside Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Rick Johnson’s Lindsay constituency office before he met with the media for a roundtable discussion regarding the province’s commitment to infrastructure investments and pursuing green energy opportunities to create a greener future.
Although the group was visibly upset by the minister and MPP’s inability to devote time to their cause, Minister Duguid did meet with representatives afterwards to hear their concerns, which included the impact of wind turbine projects on the Oak Ridges Moraine; of which a narrow slice runs through the City of Kawartha Lakes.