North Stormont Wind Project Should Be Cancelled

March 22, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Following the Minister of Energy’s failure to answer a direct question about the IESO’s approval of an industrial wind turbine project in North Stormont, an unwilling host community, MPP McDonell summoned the Government to answer with a Notice of Dissatisfaction.

 

“Members who are not satisfied with the answer given by a Minister can request what is conventionally called a “late show” – an opportunity to present the question and issue to a member of the Government during a 5-minute speech” MPP McDonell commented. “North Stormont deserves to be heard – they voted on at least two occasions against the Nation Rise Wind Project, rejecting cash incentives in the process. There are other communities across Ontario willing to take renewable energy developments – there is no excuse to impose the wind turbines on North Stormont’s residents”.

 

The Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Bob Delaney MPP, delivered the Government’s reply.

 

“The Government refuses to answer for their running roughshod over municipal jurisdiction and residents’ wishes” MPP McDonell stated. “The people of North Stormont don’t need platitudes – they need a commitment from this Liberal Government that an unwilling community won’t have industrial renewable projects shoved down its throat.  Once again we see this Liberal government go back on a major commitment and it is just the same old – Liberal promise made, Liberal promise broken”.