Province retains planning power

by Ellwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News
Premier Dalton McGuinty said there will be more local input into renewable energy projects, but municipalities still won’t have a say in planning decisions.  McGuinty discussed green energy during an exclusive interview with Sun Media reporters at The Chatham Daily News office Tuesday.  He said recent changes to the feed-in tariff (FIT) program gives the edge to projects that have community support.  “We have too much competition for us to be putting wind turbines, for example, into communities that don’t want them,” he said.  However, the Green Energy Act removed planning decisions from municipalities.  Read article

10 thoughts on “Province retains planning power

  1. The premiere of this province appears mentally ill to me..Still chanting the same mantra over and over again, not once listening to the people of this province.. He’s running rogue…He needs to go, and from what the media points out, another election isn’t far off.. Bring it on !! Question is,, what is the next government prepared to do with the GEA ??. It’s been far too quiet with the NDP and P.C’s..However, a change is good.. It can’t be any worse than it is…..

  2. BOGUS!! Do we want to lead or follow…!?!? From what point of view??

    Different question…do we NEED to lead? Building it just for the sake of building it is a recipe to go bust…he just doesn’t get it and continues to lean on cliche comments in an attempt to impress/convince/SELL.

    • To add insult to injury, he has the backing of municpal politians like Randy Hope. This is another who has to go.

      • The present governmnet & the NDP are both so out of touch about world renewable energy events, world fossil fuel supplies and the world auto manufacturing situation that this is now a pathetic situation. Same goes for many local mayors and councilors.

  3. The Agend, April 10,2012
    Episode – “The Economy vs.the Environment”
    Brenda Kenny, Pres.CEPA, mentioned that money from the sale of Canadian oil to Asian countries can be used by oil companies to fund wind and solar projects in Canada.
    Rick Smith tried to equate NGO “charities” to charities by his example that fund aids help and are the same and should not lose tax exempt status.

      • Corporations can and do make decisions about how to invest their profits. Shareholders very seldom get any input on company investments unless they are very large shareholders. But corporations can also be subjected to intense outside pressures from groups that have vested interests in things they want a company to use its money for. Only profits left after all other company business is taken care of end up in shareholders pockets.

    • Note that Steve Paikin said that The Agenda a week from Thursday (April 19) would be a whole hour on energy in Ontario. Be sure to tune in. No list of guests yet.

  4. What a pair of horse behinds these guys are! Between the two them, there’s not enough brain matter to fill a thimble. ‘Do we want to lead or do we want to follow?’ Give me a break. It’s folks like these that give “clichés” a bad name The longer these kinds of politicians keep perpetuating this wind scam the poorer ALL Ontarians a going to get.

  5. “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked to discover that there ARE (emphasis my own) other views” Wm. F. Buckley Jr.

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