MPP Lisa Thompson talks wind turbines and respect for Municipalities

News Release — February 26, 2013

Thompson talks ROMA/OGRA, Wind Turbines and Respect for Municipalities in Legislature
(Queen’s Park) —Today, Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) used her time in the Legislature to stand and talk about her Rural Ontario Municipalities/Ontario Good Roads Association meetings, and how municipalities deserve more respect from the provincial government.
Thompson spent Monday and Tuesday meeting with ROMA and OGRA representations, many of whom were concerned about wind turbines being forced on their municipalities by the Liberal government and the Green Energy Act. Thompson met specifically with two municipalities who are facing lawsuits from wind developers.
“The theme of the meetings was simple—industrial wind turbines are crippling rural Ontario,” said Thompson. “Municipalities should not have to be worried about being sued for changing their bylaws to support their constituents. What they need is to have their planning authority restored, and that is exactly what the PC’s will do.”
Today Thompson challenged Liberal Premier Wynne to look back on her words from the Speech from the Throne. Wynne promised to be “respectful and direct” with Ontarians—so Thompson is asking her to show respect for the health of Ontario families living within wind turbine zones and call for an immediate moratorium.
“The evidence that wind turbines cause indirect health effects continues to stack up and Ontario needs a moratorium now,” said Thompson. “We cannot afford to wait any longer—from both an economic and health standpoint. Since we have so much power here in Ontario that we are exporting to other jurisdictions, let’s hit the pause button and get this right. We have an opportunity to do the right thing and I urge the Premier to call for an immediate moratorium on industrial wind turbines in the province of Ontario.”
For more information:
Ashley Hammill
Ashley Hammill
Executive Assistant to
Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce)

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