NexTerror strikes again – wind company threatens elderly leaseholders

NextTerror lawyerFebruary 13, 2014 we received registered mail from McCarthy Tetrault LLP stating… “our client [NextEra Energy] demands that you promptly execute and return two fully executed copies of such lease by no later than February 21, 2014.

If you fail to deliver such copies of the signed lease, you should be aware that Goshen has requested us to take immediate legal action on its behalf to enforce its rights and remedies for your breach of the Option Agreement, which action may result in you becoming liable for, amongst other things, Court costs, damages (which can extend to substantial amounts on account of delayed construction of the overall project and lost revenues arising from such delays), and interest on such damages at the rates prescribed under the Courts of Justice Act of Ontario. As well, you should be aware that such litigation against you may result in adverse implications for your credit ratings.”

Mayor Hessel, Council members and CAO:
I am attaching a self-explanatory letter from Bev Teeter, a Bluewater resident and turbine lease holder in Nextera’s Goshen Project.  In addition the addressee within the attached, she has also sent it to the London Free Press as an open Letter to the Editor however it is unlikely they will print it.

This brave woman has been a thorn in Nextera’s side for a long time now.  They eventually removed Turbine #13 from being built on her property however the transmission/collection lines do go through their property.

Bev has been a staunch supporter of the anti-wind movement after she realized she was duped by the wind companies.  She is in her 80’s, has a hearing impairment and cares deeply about doing what she can to right a wrong which is what she felt she did by signing the lease.  She was bullied into doing so without a care towards her or her husband of over 50 years.  I cannot express how disgusted I am with Nextera for treating vulnerable people such as Bev and her husband, Irv, so callously.

My hope is that Council is able to see this as just one example of how useless it is to enter into any sort of agreement such as a Vibrancy Fund that would ‘recognize’ wind companies as anything other than the wind weasels they are.  Should you disregard the manner in which they have treated this senior citizen and taxpayer of this county, you do so knowing full well that you are putting all the the citizens of Bluewater at risk.

Please do the right thing and stop the ongoing data collection with the wind companies.  Your actions in continuing to engage with these companies will do nothing other than sell us all down the river.

I would request this letter along with Bev’s be attached to the agenda of a Municipal Council meeting and that they be read aloud in their entirety. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.
(pk)

The following is a prime example of how people are actually treated by wind developers after they get their signatures….


Open Letter
Dashwood, ON N0M1N0
June 3, 2015
Goshen Wind, LP
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Att. Carlos Megias, Senior Counsel
Re: Lease with Goshen Wind Inc. with Effective Date of  December 15, 2013

Dear Sir,
Your letter dated May 28 arrived here June 1.   You object to our informing the Sumitoma Mitsui Banking Corporation of Canada that “the lease on our land assumed by Goshen Wind was obtained illegally, as our signatures were attached without our knowledge or consent”.   This in our opinion is absolutely true.

As stated in my reply to NextEra’s Goshen employee in June 2014:
“Nicole, before responding to your June 19th letter, I would like to set down my view of the overall situation and the Green Energy Act . For every monster turbine set in motion, the people of Ontario lose.  Every wind project increases our future energy payments.  People complain about their “hydro” bills but may be unaware that wind power has been given special status…  guaranteed high rates and first usage before cheaper sources already available.  They may be unaware that excess  power is dumped across the border for far less than what we have paid for it.  Along with the enormous costs of building these projects which we do not need, they destroy  habitat for birds and people alike,  cause many to suffer Wind Turbine Syndrome documented where ever such mammoth turbines spin  and ultimately facilitate a process which turns our prime agricultural land over to Corporate owners at drastically diminished values.  And as turbines go up, possibilities for truly green alternatives diminish. There is nothing beneficial to Ontario in this.  Wind Turbines do not serve to reduce CO2,  they are not pristine and green.

In 2011, we were quite unaware of all that and had signed the Canadian Greenpower Option/Lease a few years earlier.  When the familiar CGP representative arrived wanting signatures on July 18th, a sticky hot day, we listened to his excited rant indicating it was possible the project might go ahead, his description of  construction detailing cement dome and moving topsoil, and restoration….  there was no talk of  terms and conditions or new lease or NextEra.    I  vividly remember asking him if the reason he needed signatures was to renew the option and his look of discomfort as he nodded to confirm that was the case.  He never presented papers for us to look through.  He did not discuss terms other than to indicate the payment had been increased.   After sitting at that picnic table in the heat for 1 ½ hours, we stupidly signed his paper.  And Ms. Geneau you were advised of this in my letter to you  December 12, 2013.   Likewise you were advised that we had never been consulted about  siting as required by the lease.  The second paragraph of your letter does not match what actually took place.  We were not shown or provided with a copy of the NextEra option/lease until October of last year.    At that time we were shocked and sickened by the hoax that had taken place.

Your letter states that we renewed the Option to Lease Agreement on July 28th, 2011.  Perhaps that was the day NextEra signed?  We would have no way of knowing since we were otherwise occupied on July 28th, had no knowledge of NextEra, and were given no documents.”

Sir,  you state that “the lease was not obtained illegally as evidenced by… signatures and initials to the lease.”   That lease was first shown to us in October of 2013.  We recognized immediately that we had not seen it  previously and would not have signed the Option if we had.   The Lease Effective Date of December 15, 2013 passed without our signatures.    February 13, 2014 we received registered mail from McCarthy Tetrault LLP  stating… “our client demands that you promptly execute and return two fully executed copies of such lease by no later than February 21, 2014.

If you fail to deliver such copies of the signed lease, you should be aware that Goshen has requested us to take immediate legal action on its behalf to enforce its rights and remedies for your breach of the Option Agreement, which action may result in you becoming liable for, amongst other things, Court costs, damages (which can extend to substantial amounts on account of delayed construction of the overall project and lost revenues arising from such delays), and interest on such damages at the rates prescribed under the Courts of Justice Act of Ontario.  As well, you should be aware that such litigation against you may result in adverse implications for your credit ratings.”

This threat was the equivalent of a gun to our heads.   We signed the loathsome papers February 18, 2014.   It was not until May 27, 2014 that the document  was signed by the corporation representative.  We received a copy later by UPS from Florida.

We now know that the original Option to be legal must have the full Option and Lease attached  before any signatures are added.  Clearly this was not the case here.

That the wind Corporation proceeds to mortgage “their infrastructure and facilities on and leasehold and easement interests in” our land initiates significant restrictions to our ability to use this property as we see fit.  Our naivety and the deceit practised by wind corporations have put leaseholders in the situation of losing not only property rights but also the right to a safe and healthful environment in our homes and our neighbors in theirs.

Sincerely,
Bev Teeter

56 thoughts on “NexTerror strikes again – wind company threatens elderly leaseholders

    • Absolutely. Fraud. Misrepresentation with intent to defraud. Bullying. Every citizen of Ontario, rural and urban, should be speaking out against this abuse of innocent farmers and unsuspecting Hydro rate payers. Corruption stinks. Pig manure is sweet in comparison, and is a useful fertilizer.

  1. Yep all fraud All copyright legal names and signing copyright names all fraud, extortion,lies,more lies and extortion.
    Call the fraud squad! call crime stoppers!
    Oh yes they work for the fraudsters and corrupt banksters,and corrupt government officials who are mostly are lawyers.
    Yep in in the news they police bring out the bad guys are the ones that are against the system. Well ya it is full of corruption and police are protecting the elite Then they vilify the ones standing in truth
    So much proof and witnesses and they vilify the good guys and destroy our homes and life.

  2. Thank you OWR for posting this. I know there can be a lot of anger towards lease holders. I also know there are many lease holders who regret signing and have tried hard to get out of their leases without success. I believe standing up to these companies when you are facing being sued by them is courageous and I hope this letter encourages more lease holders to speak out.

    • Correction!
      You can get out!
      Expose there fraud See what happens Stand in your dominion instead of there legal quagmire that you cannot even understand there legalize

  3. Sign a lease, consider your farm is sold. At the very least have a lawyer go over the lease and advise you. Salesmen tell you what they know you want to hear. Seldom do you get the real story.

    • Regards to signing the name
      Do you have ID?
      It’s illegal to think or use ID as it is a fraud, are you trying to aid and abet me in committing such a thing?
      I need to see ID.
      Thank you, by the way google legal name fraud.
      : Phone call:
      Hi my name is woof woof how may I help you.
      You so called staff is aiding and abetting in committing fraud by asking me ID, I think you should let them know that it’s illegal to use a legal name.
      Yes what is your NAME for the record?
      For the record I am who shall be nameless therefore you can hear my voice therefore I am proof of Life.
      Is that all?
      Now you know it’s illegal to ask for ID, google legal name fraud. This system is on repeat HAHAHA
      Broken record
      Scratch on the record
      Also your farm is registered and signed by a dead fiction You technically have no farm.
      Reason agenda 21 is going on, as you consented to be dead fiction so they can reduce the population and do as they please {like building wind farms just about anywhere they want }with there slaves or legal namers.
      Truthfully tell yourselves why hasn’t there been any real victories?
      All because we allowed them to be our masters and we there slaves with no voice as it is dead

  4. If they can’t buy the local ‘support’, they force it with a gun to the head aka: legal action.

    • The pain and suffering and threats on our communities needs to stop,and it stops when the ink in your pen, the signing of a legal name that is not yours. So stop this practice.
      All these signatures are destroying your creation as well as others.your not only destroying yourself only but your children,friends and most of all creator’s creation of peace and love and abundance.
      These big corporations only know one thing, how to rape for more and more,and it never stops till it’s all gone and take you down with it And they love using the legal cystem as that is what is there for ,more commerce and use human resource to do it.
      When the foundation is destroyed what can the righteous do.
      You do and can by destroying the legal fiction cystem that has all of us in dishonour.
      Legality is not the reality. Legal is all fiction,Alice in wonderland WTFU,please!
      LOSE THE FEAR!

  5. The people (victims) of this community may want to follow the money of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Do you find that it traces back, in part, to the unjust profits of Mr. Mike Crawley, (former President of the Liberal Party of Canada–federal & provincial) and his corporate aliases AIM PowerGen/International Power Canada Inc./GDF Suez et al, and their extortion of the people of Clear Creek, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, & beyond?

    Check out these references, under Appendix A, all of which were submitted to the Ontario Provincial Police some time ago:
    http://docuse.wordpress.com/OPP

    Lexpert, Deals
    “GDF SUEZ Completes Landmark Reorganization, Equity Sale and Project Financing”
    Date Closed: Friday, December 14, 2012
    ‘[excerpt] including a corporate reorganization, two equity divestitures representing a total of 60 per cent of the portfolio…and the placement of more than $1 billion of non-recourse debt…The assets included in the Canadian portfolio have their origin in GDF SUEZ’s 2007 acquisition of Ventus Energy Inc. and the 2011 combination with International Power Canada, Inc… Torys LLP represented GDF SUEZ and IPC on the reorganization… CIBC World Markets Inc… Borden Ladner Gervais LLP… Morrison & Foerster LLP… Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP… McInnes Cooper… Manufacturers Life Insurance Company… and a syndicate of Japanese commercial banks including… Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation..’

    ** “a syndicate” !!!

    ‘[excerpt cont’d] Stewart McKelvey… Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP… Chadbourne & Parke LLP… McCarthy Tetrault… Bingham Law… White & Case LLP…’

    Do you know what “laundering” is?
    Do you know what happens when dirty money evolves?

    “…Terror strikes again…”

    • ‘[excerpt] Open Letter
      Dashwood, ON N0M1N0
      June 3, 2015
      Goshen Wind, LP
      700 Universe Blvd.
      Juno Beach, FL 33408
      Att. Carlos Megias, Senior Counsel
      Re: Lease with Goshen Wind Inc. with Effective Date of December 15, 2013

      Dear Sir,
      Your letter dated May 28 arrived here June 1. You object to our informing the Sumitoma Mitsui Banking Corporation of Canada that “the lease on our land assumed by Goshen Wind was obtained illegally, as our signatures were attached without our knowledge or consent”. This in our opinion is absolutely true.’

      The bank loan thing:
      NextEra forged signatures?
      And McCarthy Tetrault LLP – in the dark?

      p.s. The bank was informed – and then what happened?
      p.p.s. NextEra objected

      I know I missed something!

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      McCarthy Tetrault LLP – hahahahhahahahahaha;
      ‘[excerpt] ….As well, you should be aware that such litigation against you may result in adverse implications for your credit ratings.”’

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      Liberal cronyism – created by Dalton McGuinty;
      and nobody offered him a job – after he resigned
      as premier of Ontario.

      • It appears:
        NextEra the parent – cannot be held responsible
        – when its
        subsidiary (Goshen Wind Inc.) – does whatever.

        Of course – the parent
        knows nothing.

        This is a simplified thought.

  6. If people had been more “concerned” about the tragedy being reported at Clear Creek, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, perhaps this project wouldn’t exist.

    • The majority of people only believe what they hear on the radio, see on TV and read in the paper.

      They won’t listen to anyone else and they won’t look up any information.

      They wait until the “wolf” is at their door.

  7. Are there any correlations from this devastating story to the way K2 Wind has operated?

    Congratulations to all involved in exposing this to the rest of us!

    We’ll get to the bottom of all of this!

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    • Below are some excerpts from the above link,
      The Corporation of the Municipality of Bluewater.

      But where are the references
      Re: a bylaw prohibiting a bylaw for fire protection
      & 400 metre separations?

      ‘[excerpt] Gordon Potts from Northland Power was in the audience.’

      ‘[excerpt] 9. IN CAMERA SESSION

      ROAD USER AGREEMENT

      GRAND BEND WIND PROJECT
      Moved by Deputy-Mayor Fergusson, seconded by Councillor Roy
      that Council move into an in camera session at
      approximately 5:13 p.m. to discuss a legal matter
      with the CAO, Manager of Public Works and
      Deputy-Clerk in attendance. Carried.

      Moved by Councillor Roy, seconded by Councillor Irvin
      that Council move into an open session at
      approximately 5:44 p.m. Carried.’

      ‘[excerpt] 13.3 The electronic recording of
      the proceedings of Council in Closed Session
      by any Member of Council shall be prohibited.’

  9. A couple of points.
    1) There is a 400+ m setback with the wind turbines. Why? If there are no health concerns, as a couple of court cases/tribunals have stated, then why the setback? Safety? Blades flying off? If it is none of the preceding then build them in the cities with the people who want them SO MUCH!
    2) Signing under duress is a big no-no especially in this situation. People need to realize that wind and solar are NOT GREEN! The “carbon footprint”, cost of construction, and inflated contract prices are FRAUDULENT to the voters/people of Ontario. The electrical return will NEVER pay back the costs of implementing the wind turbine especially as time goes by we see the Dutch, Danish, Spanish and Germans pulling out of wind projects. Why you ask? Because the damn things DO NOT LAST!

    • The “wolves” are showing up at the door’s of rural Ontarians but not yet at the door’s of GTA residents.

      The powers that be will try to make sure no “wolves” show up at the door’s of GTA residents.

      • Everyone who signed a wind turbine lease – willingly –
        got what they deserved.

        Adults do weird things
        – when it comes to – the promise
        of money.

  10. I disagree with free thinker – the wind company salespeople of manipulators of people. Here in the US the sales person joined the church with the most people who had land where company needed leases. He worked on this one elderly couple for a year. The husband wasn’t sure about the whole thing. The husband passed away – a wk after the funeral the salesguy was at the woman’s door. I would assume telling her that the lease would be reliable income, etc. She stated she wanted the turbine in the far corner acreage – it just happened to be in near the neighbors property. Salesguy said yes that would be the case. When contract came back there was nothing in there about that.
    I believe the wind company preys are many of the older peoples fears of lack of money in the future and they “think” they’re doing their children a favor.

    • Fully agree! A means of independence and a way to keep the farm in the family. Play on their fears.

      The younger land owners should know better!

      • Suncor holding a public meeting In Forest tomorrow evening 6:30 – 8:30 pm. At the legion… Show up

  11. Don’t let them use Delphi techniques to manipulate you!

    Essentially Delphi techniques are used to give the public the sense that they are being given a chance to voice their concerns and prevent the sorts of things from happening that their common sense tells them would be bad for the community.
    One tactic is to divert your attention from the points you’re trying to make and over power the situation so that your comment seems ridiculous to them. If this is done in a public forum, they respond in such a way as to single you out as a person whose thinking process is wrong. This serves to prevent others from doing the same because they do not want to be publicly humiliated.

    At the end of the meeting, an opportunity might be given for everyone to submit a comment or concern into a box at the back of the room. There is absolutely no way of verifying if anyone ever even looks at these comments. So, essentially your input can be completely ignored and the company can say they complied with the requirements for public consultation before proceeding.

    • Agree that all meetings have the same format of manipulation, however if we don’t support , show up, and voice our concerns then we humiliate ourselves.
      The pointed questions asked by concerned citizens were well thought out, researched and actually had the table turned that Suncor reps were left stammering , red faced and speechless . They were the ones humiliated … So this technique can work both ways . Being prepared with our own ammunition may see some successes .., we cannot let them feel they have all the power.
      That’s why we have to continue to fight … Don’t lie down because your afraid of being pointed out …

      • Suncor will now write a one page report;
        all concerns will and can be mitigated.

        Who won?

      • Excellent Jess! Being aware of tactics used to manipulate is half the battle. Healthy intelligent assertion is the other half. Learn from the mistakes of others in rural Ontario.
        Our municipal leaders lacked courage and conviction and the wherewithal it takes to ‘push back’. In fact, some were in on the deal as leaseholders.
        To this day they refuse to even use the millions of dollars from the wind company to help victims of the wind project! Their mandate is to ensure our safety and well being. I don’t know the exact words, but I’m quite certain that it is written somewhere that they were elected and are paid to protect all of us.

  12. I’m going to this Wynne thing in Sarnia tomorrow ! She will be at the Chamber of Commerce. Ha ha…
    She needs to know the true unrest with her present and past liberal government we need to be there in numbers and force. And tell her she should be in jail!!!
    Lets get together .bring your slogans, your views , your voice.
    We can only do this together to get the message accross . We cannot depend on them ever reading anything on these posts with a grain of salt.
    Stand together.
    hope to see you commenters there .
    Weather should be good . Can’t do laundry u know peak time… So may as well do something as useful.

  13. Current Events!

    Save the date. Hillary Clinton’s racketeering trial has been set for January 20, 2016.
    Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-trial-date-set/article/2565272

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    Ex-CEO pleads guilty in traffic camera corruption case
    June 19, 2015
    Redflex is an Arizona company that provides the ticket-producing systems for 220 communities in the U.S. and Canada.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/guilty-plea-in-traffic-camera-corruption-case/article/2566677

    p.s. after remanding 4 times – the [smiling] judge told me
    I was free to go! [it’s a really good story]

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    Election Year Canada!
    October 19, 2015
    Vote Conservative!

    Go Stephen Harper!

    • Flashback!

      March 25, 2015

      Klayman Files RICO Racketeering Case Against Hillary And Bill Clinton And Their Family Foundation Over Email Scandal
      Criminal Enterprise Alleged to Occur Over 10 Years Culminating in Present Email Scandal Conceived to Hide Incriminating Evidence and Obstruct Justice

      ‘[excerpt] The lawsuit alleges a pattern over ten years of the Clintons engaging in two or more predicate acts constituting a criminal enterprise, designed to enrich them personally.

      In this regard, Klayman alleges that the Clintons – through mail and wire fraud, and various false statements – misappropriated documents which he was entitled to receive and possess under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) concerning Hillary Clinton’s involvement in releasing Israeli war and cyber-warfare plans and practices.

      The complaint alleges that Hillary Clinton orchestrated this release to harm and thwart Israeli plans to preemptively attack Iranian nuclear sites to stop the Islamic nation’s march to producing atomic weapons.

      Another FOIA request called for the production of Mrs. Clinton’s and other State Department’s records which refer or relate to the granting of waivers for persons, companies, countries and other interests to do business with Iran, thereby undermining the economic sanctions.

      These acts are alleged to be the result of the defendants selling government influence in exchange for bribes from interests which have donated to The Clinton Foundation, paid huge speaking fees to the Clintons and other means.

      The present email scandal is alleged to cover up evidence of these and other related crimes by hiding emails that would incriminate the Clintons and their foundation.

      Klayman issued this statement:

      “This is the first and only hard-hitting case to address the growing email scandal. What Hillary Clinton, her husband, and their foundation have done is nothing new. It is simply part of a criminal enterprise which dates back at least 10 years, all designed to enrich themselves personally at the expense of the American people and our nation. It’s time, however, that they finally be held legally accountable.”
      http://news.yahoo.com/klayman-files-rico-racketeering-case-against-hillary-bill-120000765.html

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      Election Year Canada!
      October 19, 2015
      Vote Conservative!

      Go Stephen Harper!

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      p.s. so what is – mainstream media – covering – these days?

  14. I have just heard that the contractors that have work on these wind towers. HAVE NOT BEEN PAID! by the wind tower companies! They are putting leans on the farms that the work was done at . Now these farmers are going to get crop loans and getting totally refused. Sure would like to know more if this is true!

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