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