Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex) was elected for a third term yesterday, victorious again as part of the landslide PC majority win in the Ontario election.
Four years ago in a video on this blog, McNaughton was crystal clear on the PC party’s then plans for the McGunity/Wynne Liberals’ pernicious Green Energy Act, namely, to scrap it. The draconian legislation enacted in 2009 led to an ugly and invasive proliferation of subsidy-sucking, economically-useless, environmentally-destructive, democratic-rights-robbing, community-fracturing, health-depleting, bird/bat-slaughtering, ground-water poisoning, hydro/electricity-cost-rocketing, mostly foreign-owned industrial wind turbines that destroyed the rural way of life, devalued property, and drove people from their homes in many parts of Ontario.
Here’s what McNaughton said prior to the 2014 Ontario election (some wind noise).
Now McNaughton has reiterated that “It’s time to clean up the hydro mess.” Let’s see if he and the newly elected Doug Ford PC government will make it so.
Protesters joined the remaining migrating tundra swans at the Thedford Bog near Grand Bend, Lake Huron, on Sunday, April 6, 2014, to condemn plans to build a bristling barrier of industrial wind turbines in what is a designated Important Bird Area. Every March some 10-15,000 tundra swans stop at the Thedford Bog and environs to rest and feed before continuing on their migration to the western Arctic.
Waterfowl scientist Dr. Scott Petrie told CBC News in 2012:
By putting the turbines in inappropriate places, it actually is tantamount to habitat loss. You wouldn’t put an office tower next to a coastal wetland, why would you put a wind turbine there?
Monte McNaughton, Progressive Conservative Member of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario (MPP) for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, reminded the protesters that his party’s leader, Tim Hudak, has promised, if elected, to repeal the Green Energy Act, the draconian legislation that has given unprecedented rights to industrial wind turbines over people, communities and wildlife. The Green Energy Act was enacted in 2009 in part as a response to the fake planetary emergency of man-made global warming/climate change.
CLICK ON IMAGE TO PLAY VIDEO (some wind noise)
The Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne Liberal governments have allowed the Ontario landscape to be despoiled and blighted by thousands of useless industrial wind turbines. The machines, towering as high as 50-storey buildings, built on a foundation that requires 800 tons of concrete each that will remain in the ground of prime farmland forever, have been erected in the absence of any cost-benefit analysis or human health studies, and accorded special rights by the Liberal government with its elimination of environmental restrictions inconvenient to wind companies.
Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to build thousands more of the extortionate-to-taxpayers, destructive, un-green industrial monstrosities.