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Lack of Investigations into Industrial Wind Turbine Complaints Highlighted on Last Day of Session


QUEEN’S PARK – A Global News Story released yesterday revealed troubling statistics, showing that out of thousands of complaints involving Industrial wind turbines, less than a third were followed up on and investigated by Ministry staff.

Lisa Thompson, the MPP for Huron-Bruce, asked the Premier directly why the Minister of Environment and Climate Change chose to ignore these concerns. “If the Premier was listening to Ontario residents, she would know that there are legitimate concerns about wind farms across the province,” said Thompson.

In the interview with Global News, the Minister claimed that testing was only being conducted on one wind project, the K-2 wind farm in Huron-Bruce. But he failed to acknowledge the widespread concerns about industrial wind turbines coming from every corner of the province.

Thompson’s colleagues took the opportunity to ask the Premier questions on industrial wind turbines as well. Their concerns included issues such as key information and testimony being redacted before an appeal, case files that were closed with no action being taken, concerns about improper measurements  going ignored,  the Liberals refusing to vote in favour of a moratorium on new wind projects, and lastly, this government’s refusal to halt a project in Dutton Dunwich which is currently being opposed by the municipality.

“The reality unveiled by Global News yesterday should be taken seriously and you would think the government would do the honourable thing; to respect and address each and every concern,” said Thompson, “Ontarians have been voicing their concerns for years, they just need a government that will listen, so a proper resolution can be achieved.”

See the Global News story here: http://globalnews.ca/news/3490234/ontario-wind-turbines-family-complaints/

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