Amherst Island group files lawsuit

AmherstThe Whig, by Elliot Ferguson
AMHERST ISLAND – The group opposed to a wind energy development on Amherst Island is going to court to challenge a recent government ruling that permitted the project to move ahead.

In an application filed Thursday with the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, the Association to Protect Amherst Island (APAI) asked for a judicial review of the Jan. 2 decision by the Ministry of the Environment to declare complete the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) submitted by Windlectric Inc., the company seeking to build the Amherst Island wind project.

Windlectric plans to build a 75-megawatt wind energy project on the 70-square-kilometre Amherst Island, involving up to 36 turbines. The January ruling meant the project was entering the technical review stage, during which the different reports filed by the company in support of the development are reviewed. An REA deemed complete also allowed the project to proceed into 65 days of public comment, a phase set to conclude March 8. Read article

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  1. Emera Inc., Halifax

    Equity investment:
    IG/GWL Dividend GIF 75/75 B, 7,137,692 shares
    TD Asset Mangement, 2,813,334 shares
    RBC Global Asset Mangement, 2,238,131 shares
    http://quote.morningstar.ca/Quicktakes/Stock/s_ca.aspx?t=EMA

    IGI/GWL Dividend GIF 75/75 B is owned by Investors Group which is part of :
    Power Financial Corp.
    Board includes:
    Andre Desmarias
    Paul Desmarias, Jr.
    V.Peter Harder

    Power Financial Corp. includes:
    Great-West Life Co.
    IGM Financial
    Pargesa which has stakes in:
    GDF Suez
    Suez Environment

    Just for background information. Most peole don’t know who owns or is involved in companies that operate in Ontario.

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