Lucknow Sentinel, Patrick Bales
Premier Kathleen Wynne may have been in Walkerton Thursday morning to announce her party’s support for the Walkerton Clean Water Centre, but inevitably she was asked about the contentious issues of wind turbines.
Wynne said the wind turbine placement process has improved since she took office. “There needed to be a change in the way those wind turbines were sited,” she said. “I believe that it’s very important that communities have more input.”
Wynne noted since she was elected Liberal leader, there have been changes regarding the way turbine contracts are finalized. “Communities must opportunity to have a say and have much more buy-in,” she said. She also expressed regret for the way the Green Energy Act was implemented. “If I could roll back the clock and we could have a better process from the beginning, I would do that,” Wynne said. “But I can’t do that. All I can is make sure that, going forward, we have a much better process in place and that communities are consulted.” Read article