Horwath passes the buck on GEA

NDPPaul Morden, Sarnia Observer
[Excerpt] The Friday morning event came on the heels of a meet-and-greet the night before at the Ups ‘N’ Downs pub downtown where she was greeted by anti-wind turbine protestors. A 92-turbine wind project is current under construction in Lambton County, and another 46-turbine project is awaiting provincial environmental approval. Both have led to protests by opponents of wind energy and the province’s Green Energy Act.

“We believe that the Liberals have made a mess of the green energy sector, as well,” Horwath said. “It’s a sad day in Ontario when we have families pitted against each other, when we have neighbours pitted against each other, when we have communities pitted against each other.”

Renewable energy is something most people believe is a good thing but the Liberals decided to shut down community participation, “ignore the voices of local residents and rammed through projects,” Horwath said. “That’s a wrong-headed way of doing things.”

She said the NDP believes there’s no need to call in international companies to get green energy up and running in Ontario. Instead, Horwath said she would encourage municipalities, farm co-ops and First Nations to develop projects that are scaled to their communities and benefit local residents. “It’s very divisive and, frankly, is a failure of the Liberals,” she said. Read article

7 thoughts on “Horwath passes the buck on GEA

  1. I have emailed Ms .Horvath a numbers of times and have asked why she never kept her promised to have the tax taken off of home heating fuel!! she agreed with the Liberals the last 2 budgets!!!!!!!! tax is still on!!!!! – now that should speak volumes to people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vote Conservative !!!!!!!!!!!!!! get the Liberals bums out!!!

  2. Does Ms.Horwath think that Enbridge, TransAlta, Suncor, Capital Power, Algonquin, Boralex, Emera and Gilead are foreign companies?
    And that these are foreign investments?

  3. In other words, she still wants wind turbines, just different companies building them. The NDP wants to get their kickbacks and eat at the public trough too.

  4. “”the Liberals decided to shut down community participation, “ignore the voices of local residents and rammed through projects,” Horwath said. “That’s a wrong-headed way of doing things.””

    Horwath and her colleagues voted for the GEA and supported the Liberal government every step on the path to industrialization of Ont cropland. Pointedly they voted against 2 wind factory moratorium resolutions, even though these were symbolic in nature and could have accomodated individual MPs wishes. Make no mistake, NDP policy on wind development is no different than the Liberals. Wynne and Horwath are the Tweedledee, Tweedledum sisters.

  5. Voting NDP is a wheel spinning exercise. She’s not going to be an accidental Premier like Bob Rae was. She’ll attract the vote of the hard core NDP’ers, a few students and the disaffected.

  6. Microscope please!

    Renewable ‘community participation’;
    to look cuter under…..
    Andrea – Tsk! Tsk!

    ‘[excerpt] Renewable energy is something most people believe is a good thing but the Liberals decided to shut down community participation, “ignore the voices of local residents and rammed through projects,” Horwath said. “That’s a wrong-headed way of doing things.”

    NDP – words of encouragement @ the local level:
    Damn it – how much power do you need?

    ‘[excerpt] She said the NDP believes there’s no need to call in international companies to get green energy up and running in Ontario. Instead, Horwath said she would encourage municipalities, farm co-ops and First Nations to develop projects that are scaled to their communities and benefit local residents. “It’s very divisive and, frankly, is a failure of the Liberals,” she said.’

    #Liberal/NDP cronyism @ work for you!

    Vote Conservative!
    ……..save the economy!

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