Wind turbine protesters were there, too

DSC03495By Wes Kellar, Orangeville Citizen
Toronto media covering demonstrations outside Maple Leaf Gardens last Saturday focused on a large one staged by teachers, but several who attended an earlier one against wind turbines describe it as a huge success. For one, Lorrie Gillis of Grey Highlands, who chairs the area Ontario Wind Resistance group, said there has been a lot of positive feedback since the event. She says the two protests complemented each other and many from each group participated in both gatherings outside the scene of the Ontario Liberal leadership convention.

Sherri Lange of North America Platform Against Windpower (NAPAW) said “a couple” of Toronto schools have asked to have representatives of the anti-turbine groups to speak to their students. It isn’t known how much, if any, effect the estimated 20,000-30,000 in the combined rallies will have had on newly elected Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne. Her victory statement was to the effect that her government would act in a spirit of co-operation rather than confrontation with the opposition parties, and also that the Liberals would build on outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty’s programs.

That might be a tough row to hoe. Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak has vowed to scrap the Green Energy Act, and to place less reliance on wind. NDP leader Andrea Horwath is likely to be in agreement with the teachers’ arguments against Bill 115. Read article

13 thoughts on “Wind turbine protesters were there, too

  1. “….Sherri Lange of North America Platform Against Windpower (NAPAW) said “a couple” of Toronto schools have asked to have representatives of the anti-turbine groups to speak to their students….”
    That is most encouraging!!

    • I agree. That is good to hear. Meanwhile has anyone seen whether NextEra has put in those replacement platforms yet? Or is the female eagle supposed to fly around with her legs crossed forever?

    • Best to keep it quiet which schools invited you or the eco-nuts will be after these schools for inviting you.

    • Yes, she forgets to mention that she is now on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). The other night she showed up at a local council meeting to express concern that a group studying wind turbines received $500.00 in funding from the municipality.

      According to the Kincardine Times: “After the township council meeting, Splettstoesser said her main question is why taxpayers’ money is going toward the support of a lobby group. Splettstoesser urged councillors to check into what the working group is doing and what it stands for, and she asked council not to support the resolution for $500 in annual funding.”

      I hate to point out the obvious, but while Jutta is objecting to this group receiving $500.00 of taxpayer money, according to Parker Gallant, “OSEA has received over $1.5-million from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (which distributes Ontario lottery winnings), approximately $200,000 from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (a City of Toronto fund) and money from the OPA, Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment, Aboriginal Affairs, Hydro One and many local hydro distributors. ”

      http://opinion.financialpost.com/2010/08/17/ontarios-power-trip-power-without-the-people/

  2. I believe most principals would welcome –
    a critical review of what is green – and, what a ‘green scam’ – might look like.

    I certainly hope ‘critical thinking’ – is allowed in schools.

    ‘[excerpt] Sherri Lange of North America Platform Against Windpower (NAPAW) said “a couple” of Toronto schools have asked to have representatives of the anti-turbine groups to speak to their students.’

    Bring the eagle!

    • Make no mistake –
      Jutta is in full force on a committee –
      in Kincardine.

      Shame on Kincardine – Mayor and council members.
      Ugh!

    • NextEra is still getting away with this in California and they came to Ontario and got away with it here. According to news accounts NextEra has moved eagles nests in other places so they well know how to accomplish this.

  3. If anybody wants, I am available to speak on this topic at schools, and certainly at the Toronto GTA schools as that is close to where I work. Eric

  4. Left on the OWR facebook page:

    Hi everyone. I’m a reporter with the St. Catharines Standard and today (Thursday) I’m looking to speak to homeowners who have been affected by IWTs that have been built. Please email me your contact info at dan.dakin@sunmedia.ca ASAP.

  5. The NDP is going to listen to the USW and the electrical unions leaders as these unions are now cashing in on and expect to continue to cash in on the renewable enrgy scam. This scam is a make work program for electricians, linemen, steel workers, and etc. This is and was accomplished by creating an artifical demand for renewable energy.
    Then the NDP has allies in Greenpeace and other environmental groups that they also listen to.

    It’s very obvious where the NDP stands on IWTs.

    The Liberals will get their support for renewable energy from small business people and fat-cats who are and who hope to continue to cash in on renewable energy.

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