TORONTO, April 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Citizens from across Ontario will gather
in downtown Toronto Tuesday to protest the Ontario government's Feed In
Tariff or "FIT" program which rewards wind power developers with
generous subsidies from Ontario taxpayers.
The result of FIT, organizers say, has been unbridled and unnecessary
development of industrial wind power projects throughout the province,
which is altering rural communities, causing power bills to rise
dramatically, and even causing some people to become ill from exposure
to the environmental noise.
"This province is in trouble financially, says Jane Wilson, president of
Wind Concerns Ontario, one of the groups participating. "So why do we
continue to reward these developers with rich, multi-million-dollar
contracts, for expensive and unreliable power that we don't need?
People are really very angry."
The protest day begins with a news conference at Queen's Park, then
presentations at noon at Simcoe Park, and a march to the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre, where the Feed In Tariff Forum trade conference is
More than 40 groups participating including: Oppose Belwood Wind Farm Association, Toronto
Wind Action, Central Huron Against Turbines, Middlesex-Lambton Wind
Action, North Gower Wind Action Group, Preserve Mapleton, Clearview
WAIT, Association for the Protection of Amherst Island, Wolfe Island
Residents for the Environment, and Nor'Wester Mountain Escarpment
SOURCE Wind Concerns Ontario
For further information:
WIND CONCERNS ONTARIO firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Wilson, president Wind Concerns Ontario: 613-725-7120
Sherri Lange CEO North American Platform Against Wind 416-567-5115