By Mary Golem, Owen Sun Times Correspondent
Support is growing for Arran- Elderslie’s bylaw to control industrial windfarm development using a section of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, based on health and safety concerns.
In April, Arran-Elderslie passed the bylaw in an attempt to block wind turbine development within the municipality. The bylaw, which was then circulated to all Ontario municipalities for support, calls for “the protection of life, liberty and security of person” under Section 7 of the charter, claiming wind turbines cause serious health effects.
To date, about 20 municipalities have endorsed Arran-Elderslie’s bylaw, council heard at a meeting Monday.
The municipality and representatives of the neighbouring municipalities of Chatsworth, West Grey, Grey Highlands, Georgian Bluffs, Saugeen Shores, Huron-Kinloss and South Bruce will meet again July 8 at 7 p.m. in the Arran-Elderslie council chambers to plan their next step.