Monteregie, Quebec rallies against wind turbines

By DAVID JOHNSTON, Montreal Gazette

The Quebec government should only authorize wind-energy development in uninhabited regions of the province -not in busy rural regions, and especially not in the Monteregie region south of Montreal, home to Quebec’s most productive farms, a coalition of Monteregie mayors said Thursday night. Continue reading

Opposition in air for Quebec wind developments

By David Johnston,  Montreal Gazette 

Anger is growing in rural communities south of Montreal over proposals to introduce wind farms in the Montérégie region.

Complicating the political optics is that fact that Hydro-Québec has given preliminary approval to a Kahnawake company to put wind turbines on non-aboriginal land without prior approval from the applicable local municipal council. Continue reading

Quebec wind developer cancels meetings – afraid of “violence”

The Montreal Gazette, www.montrealgazette.com 

The developer of a proposed wind farm in St. Cyprien de Napierville cancelled two public meetings scheduled for yesterday, citing the possibility of violence. Continue reading

Quebec’s environmental review agency slams proposed wind project

Quebec Liberal Premier Jean Charest

By MARIAN SCOTT, The Gazette May 4, 2010, montrealgazette.com

A report by Quebec’s environmental review agency slams a proposed wind project in central Quebec for shutting local residents out of the planning process.

The 100-megawatt Érable wind farm is scheduled to go into production next year near St. Ferdinand, 200 kilometres east of Montreal. Continue reading