Green Energy Act Dramatically Reduces McGuinty Government to Minority
TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2011, 2011 (Menafn - Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --Dalton McGuinty's mandate to govern Ontario has been dramatically curtailed by the grassroots opposition to his industrial wind strategy and anti-democratic Green Energy Act that has reduced his government to a minority.
Wind Concerns Ontario members campaigned against and defeated a number of rural Liberal MPPs including Minister of Agriculture Carol Mitchell (Huron Bruce); Minister of Environment (lead Ministry on the Green Energy Act) John Wilkinson (Perth-Wellington) and Minister of Education Leona Dombrowsky (Prince Edward Hastings).
Wind Concerns Ontario members were also active in campaigns to defeat Rick Johnston (Halibuton Kawartha Lakes Brock); Lou Rinaldi (Northumberland Quinte West); Maria Van Bommel (Lambton Kent Middlesex); Mike Brown (Algoma Manitoulin) in addition to open Liberal ridings Chatham-Kent-Essex; Elgin-Middlesex-London; and Essex.
Seventy-eight municipal councils that represent more than two and a half million Ontarians have called on the Government of Ontario to put in place a moratorium on all industrial wind development until an independent third party epidemiological health study can determine safe setbacks from industrial turbines and local democracy is restored to planning decisions.
"Wind Concerns Ontario members should be proud of our efforts tonight. The Ontario Liberals have spent the last two years denying science, refusing to accept local democracy and tonight they've paid a price," said John Laforet, President of Wind Concerns Ontario. "The Liberals have an opportunity to change their course during this minority parliament, act on our concerns and put the interests of people ahead of the special interests behind the industrial wind lobby that cost them their majority tonight."
Wind Concerns Ontario will outline it's plans going forward next week.
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