A case against systemic vandalism and theft in rural Ontario

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Credit: By Sherri Lange, CEO, North American Platform Against Wind Power (NA-PAW) – OGRA, Ontario Good Roads Association, Milestones Volume 14 No.1, Conference 2014 ogra.uberflip.com ~~ and National Wind Watch

Wind turbines now proliferate in rural Ontario, with more projects announced nearly weekly as December 2013 closed. “Merry Christmas, Ontario.” The speed with which a rural transformation has occurred has left communities reaching deep into pockets for legal fees, creative measures to self-protect, and engaging in, even helping to refocus a shifting political landscape. Not easy, given the block of City voters with little knowledge of the rural demise.

What city dwellers may not yet appreciate, but increasing are coming to know, is that the heartland of Ontario, the vibrant foodland and historic muscle of the province, Northern communities with impressive tourism and natural beauty, have been mercilessly shredded of democratic rights, rights to have a say about massive industrial energy facilities, and split from basic rights to protect home, property, community, and property values. In a few short years, the Green Energy and Economy. Read article

4 thoughts on “A case against systemic vandalism and theft in rural Ontario

  1. A massive, province wide, class action lawsuit on behalf of the neighbours to these turbines as well as on behalf of the leaseholders who didn’t realize their legal vulnerabilities, is the way to approach this. This is a human rights violation. The Nuremberg Code speaks directly to our collective threat/violation. If already approved projects continue to place these turbines too close to people’s homes and barns, we will need to work together.
    Yes, it will take time and yes, it is expensive but if everyone shares the cost, we will spend much less than we stand to lose.
    In the meantime, legal actions taken by people, on our behalf, deserve financial support. These precedent setting cases are very significant in the overall story.
    Right now we need to support the Drennan case with Human Rights lawyer, Julian Falconer.

  2. Well said sommer! Truer words were never spoken. Everyone needs to help out as much as they can afford, because it will cost them way,way more, if we don’t get this “crazy train” stopped.

  3. Didn’t Eric explain why it’s not posible to have a class action here awhile back? Check the archives.

  4. “…it could take a long time to have a class certified…”
    and each claim is so unique.

    The recent approval of the Elliot Lake mall collapse class action is intriguing to us laid people:

    ‘[excerpt] Justice Belobaba said the case was a “textbook” example of facts that were ideally suited to a class action.

    “In my view, this is precisely the kind of case for which the class action was designed,” Belobaba concluded. “Compensation is obviously owing to those who were killed, injured or suffered financial losses. The damage amounts that may be recovered will most likely require individual assessments but a common issues class action trial that asks, in essence, ‘what happened and who’s to blame’ would definitely advance the overall litigation.”’

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