PLEASE ATTEND! Meeting with the Minister of the Environment and staff. Thursday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. Perth County Council Chambers
In the Dec. 17 article Turbines Under Attack it was stated that MPP John Wilkinson declined to attend a public meeting. The topic of the meeting was industrial wind farms. Wilkinson is quoted in your newspaper as saying, “A referee doesn’t lace up his skates with any member of a hockey team before a game,” he said. “We have to make decisions based on (a project’s) merits or lack thereof.” He was concerned that his attendance may suggest support for one side of the issue.
Recently the medical officer of health for Grey and Bruce counties issued a report on industrial wind farms. In it she stated she would like to see more research into the possible health effects of wind turbines. Mr. Wilkinson was contacted by the Owen Sound Sun Times for his reaction. When asked if more research would be undertaken as the medical officer of health had suggest, Wilkinson was quoted as saying, “No. We have plenty of scientific data upon which we’ve made our determination about what has led to the most stringent setbacks in North America.”
He then goes on to state, “We are more than open to review any scientific data … but we are confident the data we have on hand and the fact that we have people like the chief medical officer, the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, all of those kind of outward-looking groups, scanning all available data.”
It looks like Mr. Wilkinson has laced up his skates and joined one of the teams.
JOE SIMPSON, LISTOWEL