Albert Einstein, (attributed)
US (German-born) physicist (1879 – 1955)
For 10 years Ontario has been governed by a rather careless and spendthrift Government. Like many other Governments these days the Liberals had a tax and spend philosophy that had no basis in long term health for the financial stability of their electorate. Unlike a common “household” where hard working honest tax payers usually put away a few crumbs “for that rainy day”, this Government more than doubled it’s debt load in it’s “run for the bottom of the heap”!
Along the way, back in 2008 they shoved a new agenda down the throats of Ontarians called “The Renewable Energy Plan”. Huge Wind Turbines and massive Solar installations began to take hold. When the Government realized that people wouldn’t accept these voluntarily, they passed the most anti-democratic legislation in Ontario since it’s inception. It was called the Green Energy Act, Bill 150 in May of 2009.
And off they went! Installing wind turbines in rural residents backyards regardless of the consequences.
Here’s where the INSANITY took over.
Faced with ever-mounting studies and research showing that these useless, damaging monsters produced nothing but grief, lower land values, higher electrical bills and health problems coupled with the real fact that they don’t produce any meaningful amount of electricity when required, they increased their placements and signed more and more contracts for over 20 years of guaranteed payments to foreign companies who don’t give a “tinkers dam” about the people, the Province or the country they are sucking $$$ out of!
Instead of putting a moratorium on these monstrosities until studies and complaints can be addressed, the Government has basically shut down all discussions at all levels of Government and continued on as if eventually, all the negative aspects of these failed projects may magically disappear!
Therefore we can all feel relatively comfortable saying: This Government is INSANE!!!!!
Kathleen Wynne……..a Premier designate
Toronto Star letter
In the early stages of wind energy development, governments had no experience to guide them, so the Ontario government based its Green Energy Act on specious assumptions: turbines could be safely sited near residences and migration flyways, and they would have no adverse effects on property values.
But now governments are realizing that they were mistaken. Experience shows that proximity to the turbines is hazardous to human health and to wildlife, and causes significant property value diminution.
Several governments are establishing safer setbacks for today’s larger turbines. Leaders in parts of Europe, Australia and the United States are recognizing that turbines must be at least 2 kilometres from home sites, and some countries forbid turbines near important bird areas.
On Feb. 22 CTV reported that the Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health found a clear association between wind turbine proximity and human health issues, while that same day in another newspaper the president of the Canadian Wind Industry Association trumpeted the benefits of wind power.
And when the Ontario government recently approved a wind factory at Ostrander Point in Ontario’s busiest migration flyway, Nature Canada supported an appeal by local naturalists trying to protect this important habitat.
Kathleen Wynne and her colleagues were once enthralled by the wind industry’s promises. Will Wynne now recognize the truth about the turbines? Will she direct her ministers to amend the Green Energy Act, or will she merely ask them to “have a conversation” about it?
Jim McPherson, Milford