THUNDER BAY,ON — September 26, 2011 -- If Dalton McGuinty is willing to cancel the Mississauga Power Plant, don’t families in Thunder Bay-Atikokan deserve the same consideration? Many families, especially in Neebing Township, have fought long and hard to try and stop this industrial wind farm from being built. Isn’t it time for Dalton McGuinty to listen to them as well?
“I’m calling on my Liberal opponent Bill Mauro to join me in calling on Dalton McGuinty to listen to families in Thunder Bay-Atikokan who want to stop the proposed Nor’Wester industrial wind farm before it reaches the construction phase. If Dalton McGuinty is willing to cancel the Mississauga Power Plant, there is no reason he can’t stop this project as well.” said Fred Gilbert, Ontario PC candidate for Thunder Bay-Atikokan
After the Dalton McGuinty Liberals panicked and cancelled the unpopular Mississauga Power Plant to try and save the seats of their Liberal MPPs, today Ontario PC candidate Fred Gilbert is calling on the Liberals to listen to families in the Thunder Bay area and stop the proposed industrial wind farm on the Nor’Westers before it reaches the construction phase.
While Dalton McGuinty has a long history of ignoring people for the better part of four years, only to “listen” just before an election, Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Party will listen to families each and every day. On October 6th Ontario families face a clear choice between Dalton McGuinty who has turned his back on families in the north or Tim Hudak and Fred Gilbert who will restore local decision making.
“It’s time for Dalton McGuinty to listen to families in Thunder Bay who are opposed to his plan to force industrial wind farms on their community with no local say. Dalton McGuinty needs to explain why he thinks families in Toronto are more important to him than families in Thunder Bay.” said Fred Gilbert, Ontario PC candidate for Thunder Bay-Atikokan
• After months of opposition from local residents and Ontario PC candidates, today the Dalton McGuinty Liberals finally backtracked and announced they would cancel the Mississauga Power Plant. The Liberal announcement comes after construction on the plant had actually already begun.
• Over 70 municipalities in Ontario have put forward motions and resolutions opposing Dalton McGuinty sticking his industrial wind farms in their communities without any local decision making.
• In the Green Energy Act, Dalton McGuinty stripped away the local decision making of municipalities to have any on the placement of industrial wind farms in their communities. Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Party will restore this local decision making if elected on October 6th.
• The Dalton McGuinty Liberals also cancelled the proposed Oakville Power Plant to try and save their seat there.