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Wind Group Invites Liberals

Regional | by John Divinski  

Inter Municipal Wind Turbine Group wants Premier to meet people with wind turbine problems

The Liberal provincial power brokers are being invited to Bruce and Grey counties.

The chair of the Inter-municipal Wind Turbine Working Group, Mark Davis says it's time to bring Premier Dalton McGuinty and his cabinet to the area to talk to real people about wind turbines.

The Arran-Elderslie Deputy Mayor says if they don't come, that's their problem.

Davis says his group is willing to meet the provincial delegation on any day that suits their schedule.

He says they will even make arrangements for them to stay overnight in some special houses if they'd like to give it a try -- referring to homes close to the wind turbines.

Davis says he's serious about the invite.

He says he's got a gut feeling that if the Premier and others came up and met and talked with real people with turbine problems, they would see it in their heart to put the turbines on hold.

The invitation was suggested after Melancton Township councillor Janice Elliott related a story where her mayor and deputy mayor were told at a recent Toronto conference that wind turbines were here to stay.

Elliott says Environment Minister John Wilkinson said he's the only authority that could stop wind turbine development and he wasn't going to do it.

The invitation to visit the area will be sent out in the next month or so.


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