What good are zombie politicians? Seriously.
Politicians who won’t even make a symbolic protest against Ontario’s disastrous experiment with green energy, which Premier Dalton McGuinty rushed into without knowing what he was doing.
Last Thursday, Liberals and a handful of New Democrats defeated a Conservative private member’s motion by Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, calling for a moratorium on future wind turbine developments.
This until independent economic, health and environmental studies have been completed as requested by ordinary citizens across rural Ontario — some of whom filled the public galleries to watch the proceedings.
Thompson’s motion would not have been binding on the government. But it would have at least sent a message to proceed with desperately-needed caution. It was defeated 45-28.
Given all that we now know; how the government took away the rights of municipalities to any say in wind development; how it suppressed widespread health complaints about turbines; how it kept secret warnings from environment ministry staff it needed stricter rural noise limits on turbines, had no reliable way to monitor or enforce them and that its computer models for determining setbacks were flawed, it begs the question.
How could any reasonable MPP not vote, at least symbolically, for a moratorium?
Read the entire article at the Toronto Sun site