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Thompson Still Fighting for Government Action on IWT Noise Complaints


QUEEN’S PARK – It has been three months since Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson asked the former Minister of Environment and Climate Change to immediately address noise complaints related to Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs), yet the Liberal government has failed to take any tangible action since. The Premier must start taking these concerns seriously, and address them now, says Thompson.

In question period today, Thompson once again drove home the point that during the summer, residents continued to prove over and over again that they never receive any response to their complaints, or any action on their files, from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).

“At the end of last session, Glen Murray promised to take action. In question period on April 12th he even stated ‘No one should have to suffer noise or noise pollution from any source, and certainly not wind turbines in their community.’

“In August I wrote a letter to the new Minister inviting him to visit these people and their homes to see first-hand the impact that IWTs are having on residents, yet I have still not received a reply,” said Thompson. “It’s shameful that the Premier, and the current Minister of Environment are not taking action. Enough is enough.”

Despite a direct ask from Thompson to address the noise complaints and engage in site visits with residents, the Minister stuck to his talking points and refused to confirm if he would take any action.

To view Thompson’s question, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGnA0RJa3P0&t 

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