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Friday, September 9, 2011

Wind Opponents Rally

Clinton | by Rick Stow  

Wind Concerns Ontario hosts another rally in Clinton to support PC Lisa Thompson.

About 50 supporters of Wind Concerns Ontario attended a campaign rally and parade in Clinton Thursday evening to hear head honcho John Laforet call for winds of change at Queen's Park.

Laforet gave an overview of the group's accomplishments, including persuading 80 municipalities to register their concerns over the Green Energy Act and/or wind turbine development.

He says WCO has managed to stop all but eight turbines from going ahead in the two years since the Green Energy Act came into force.

Laforet's coalition, Wind Concerns Ontario is comprised of 58 community groups, and has members living in 67 of the province's constituencies.

He says WCO is comprised of people who, as individuals, are members of most all Ontario political parties.

Laforet says WCO lobbied the four Ontario political parties before making its public endorsement.

The anti-turbine coalition is endorsing the Progressive Conservative Party in the October 6th vote.

Following Laforet's talk, the group marched through downtown Clinton, then re-assembled outside the public library for a brief heads-up on door-to-door campaigning, given by a representative of Huron-Bruce PC candidate Lisa Thompson's campaign.

About 80 per cent of the marchers stayed behind for the PC workshop.

Laforet has been making the same campaign-style stump speech across Southwestern Ontario.

While he did not speak in Goderich, he has visited and seen the damage the F3 tornado of August 21st has caused.


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