Saturday, April 14, 2012

WIND PROTEST BLOWS INTO TORONTO - Letter to Millbrook Times From Marion Thompson

"a great show of solidarity among rural residents!!!!"

On Tuesday April 3rd a group of citizens from Millbrook, Bethany, Pontypool, Norwood/Hastings and Port Hope/Welcome, concerned about the proliferation of Industrial Wind Turbines already built, and new wind power plants proposed right across Ontario went to Toronto to join more than 800 other concerned residents from over seventy locations.

Councillor Lynda Todd from Cavan Monaghan and Councillor Heather Stauble from City of Kawartha Lakes also attended to show support for their constituents.

We met at Simcoe Park across the road from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where the wind developers were holding a conference.

Guest speakers included energy critic Vic Fedeli speaking about the fallacies of the FIT program under the Green Energy Act. Mark Davis, Deputy Mayor of Arran-Elderslie gave an impassioned but humourous speech about the revised Feed In Tariff rules. Lawrence Solomon of Energy Probe also spoke. Mr. Solomon sees Industrial Wind Turbines as not only being environmentally destructive but economically unsustainable.

Protestors then poured onto Front Street and marched through the financial district of Toronto with informative signs bringing the issues directly to people living and working in the city. 

It was a great show of solidarity among rural residents!!!!

Marion Thompson