Wind Turbines Remain a Turbulent Issue in Perth-Wellington

wynne not a willing hostFarms.com
In anticipation of the premier’s visit, about a dozen wind turbine protestors gathered outside the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans Banquet Hall to ‘greet’ her with anti-wind turbine signs. The concerned citizens were largely from the North Perth area, which just so happens to be Skinner’s territory.

Spokesperson for the group, Listowel area dairy farmer Tim Martin said he hopes that their presence will remind the premier that many rural communities aren’t happy about the Liberal’s wind energy policies. “We’re just hoping to get the premier’s attention,” he said. There are about 73 municipalities and community groups who have declared themselves as not willing hosts of industrial wind turbines.

Once the premier arrived, she made a point to briefly address the protestors, where she acknowledged there are “strong feelings” about the subject. “There are strong feelings on both sides,” she said. “If we could roll back time and have a better process up front I would do that.” After addressing the group, Wynne met privately with Martin and another concerned citizen. Read article

11 thoughts on “Wind Turbines Remain a Turbulent Issue in Perth-Wellington

  1. “BOO!”
    Who?

    Stewart Skinner – a “Modern Farmer”
    (ie – a Liberal Industrialist)

    complains his feelings are hurt.

    and is too afraid to say “industrial wind turbine”

    hahahahahahahahaha

    ‘[excerpt] Change the Game
    July 31, 2013

    This is going to take some getting used too! There were a few ‘you should have expected this’ from friends and in hindsight, they are right. In certain venues, winning a political debate has regressed to who can formulate the most effective insults, not the best ideas. In last week’s post I tackled a difficult issue that is very important to the residents of Perth Wellington. Was what I proposed perfect? Probably not, but it is what I believe to be the best course of action after taking time to learn about both sides of the story. I spent a few nights stewing about what was being said about me online (people say mean things from the comfort and safety of their keyboard) but a phone call from a close friend last night helped me move on.

    “Stew, you’re never going to please everybody. You have to stay true to why you entered into this in the first place. You want to change things for the better. Keep saying what you believe in your heart and the vast majority of people will respect you for that, even if they don’t agree with you.” Those were wise words and they were exactly what I needed to hear.

    Those of us engaged in political debate can take one of two courses…we can attack our opponents, call them names, and try to discredit their intelligence OR we can articulate why we feel our ideas and plans will lead to a more prosperous future. I’m going to do my best to subscribe to the second train of thought. I am not saying that I will not question policies put out by the PCs or NDP but I will attempt to do so in a considerate manner that respects the fact that they, like me, are trying to build a better future.

    One of the reasons I am continually given by people who do not want to get politically involved is the general sense of negativity. We continue to see attack ads against people/parties, questioning of opposing party agendas and a general lack of cooperation in bodies that are supposed to work together to create a better province and country for all of us. We will not agree in all matters, but only by working together toward that common goal will our political system thrive. The negativity and cynicism that has gripped us is supressing our democratic process and this suppression will continue as long as we continue to disrespect people with opposing viewpoints.

    I want to close with a section of a post my brother Donald made trying to defend me in an online forum

    “There are very few things in life that can be accepted as being 100% true. As that is the case, it would be an encouraging idea for people to be open-minded in areas where things are not 100% certain (that is, most things). This is what spurs discussion and allows progress to occur. Problems arise when a difference of opinion leads to verbally (or in this case, type) blasting a person. What does this accomplish except perhaps creating an unfounded feeling of self-satisfaction? No two people will agree about everything and it is important that we keep an open mind to these issues.”

    See you next time’

    LOL

    • Some people are so open minded you could drive an ore transport truck from ear to ear and never worry about hitting anything — least of all the conscience.

      Well — don;t just sit there folks.

      Carry on!

    • Stew’s friend:

      ‘[excerpt] ……but a phone call from a close friend last night helped me move on.

      “Stew, you’re never going to please everybody. You have to stay true to why you entered into this in the first place. You want to change things for the better. Keep saying what you believe in your heart and the vast majority of people will respect you for that, even if they don’t agree with you.” Those were wise words and they were exactly what I needed to hear.’

      Congrats!
      Stew – never miss an opportunity – to move on –
      and, ignore real issues
      concerning Ontario citizens.

      The story of Liberal Stew.

      p.s. Stew has a brother – Donald

  2. The rural-urban divide is being caused by the “green” gentry who are benefiting from renewable energy in one way or another. Just in case Wynne dosen’t understand what’s going on.
    $150/plate seems rather pricey for farmers? But not for those with vested interests in IWTs.

    • We’re waiting for Wynne to sit down at the table
      and have a conversation about “Crawley Fraud.”
      influence peddling, insider trading, etc, etc, etc.

      Here’s the question:

      How come the 18 industrial wind turbines
      in the Clear Creek/Cultus/Frogmore IWT ZONE,
      — despite being designed, built and operated as one entity
      (“Phase 2″ of the Erie Shores Wind Farm”—
      and all being within a 3 km radius —

      are registered under three (3) separate 9.9-MW contracts instead of one 29.7MW contract?????

      • Yup! It’s all about the money.

        Two electric cars in every garage and two chickens in every pot belly….

        Err… I mean two Tofu Casseroles — biscuits made of whole wheat — gluten free… yadda yadda yadda

        Man I do so love ClimatePorn!

  3. Rural Ontarians are dealing with facts and not points of view when dealing with IWT issues.

  4. Stew, buddy, you may want to have a conversation with the last Liberal candidate in this riding. He followed the official; toronto liberal party line .He also lost his job. What makes you think the next election results will; be any different. Surely you have noticed the growing opposition to Wind turbines in Perth Wellington.. This will; be election issue #1..

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