Tim Hudak Calls For Municipalities to Have a Say on Industrial Wind Farms

TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ -


Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Caucus will introduce a motion in the Ontario Legislature tomorrow calling on the McGuinty Government restore planning authority to Ontario municipalities so that no industrial wind farm can be imposed on a community that does not want one.

Dalton McGuinty's so-called 'Green Energy Act' allows the Toronto based energy bureaucrats at the Ontario Power Authority to arbitrarily place industrial wind farms anywhere in Ontario regardless of the views of the democratically elected local governments.

Municipalities across Ontario have expressed economic and environmental concerns about the wind farms that are being forced upon them under Dalton McGuinty's so-called 'Green Energy Act'.

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak is calling on all Liberal Government members to support the motion and give back municipal governments' ability to decide what is best for their own community.


"Dalton McGuinty's so-called 'Green Energy' scheme will force Ontario families to pay more for industrial wind farms over which they have no control. This has little to do with the environment and everything to do with rewarding Dalton McGuinty's friends at Samsung."

-- Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak

"If Dalton McGuinty's plan for placing industrial wind farms in the backyards of Ontario communities was as popular as he pretends it is, he should not be afraid of supporting our PC motion and, once again, allowing Ontario municipalities to have their say."

-- Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak

Quick Facts:

      -  Schedule A of the Green Energy Act empowers the McGuinty Government
         to overrule municipal by-laws and local concerns when locating
         industrial wind farms.

      -  Municipalities across Ontario have passed resolutions expressing
         significant concerns regarding the economic and environmental impact
         of industrial wind turbine technology being forced on them through
         the 'Green Energy Act'.


For further information: For further information: Christine Bujold, (416) 325-1330, christine.bujold@pc.ola.org

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