Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson says a full gallery of spectators in the Ontario Legislature literally “turned their backs” on the Liberal government Thursday after her motion for a wind turbine moratorium was defeated.Read the full article in the Owen Sound Sun Times
“It was such a poignant, poignant visual,” the rookie Progressive Conservative politician said in an interview.
“There were people that travelled from Amherst Island, Haldimand-Norfolk and all throughout Huron-Bruce and they were there to support a caucus that was bringing their voice forward. The picture that spoke to me was, here’s a government turning their back on the people of Ontario that made time to exercise their voice, so the public gallery turned their back on the government.”
“We need to slow down, hit the pause button on these industrial wind projects until we know the true social, physical and economic health and environmental costs of wind turbines,” she said in the news release.
“If the McGuinty Liberals have commissioned their own study, I question why they are rushing through the approvals process. It makes me wonder if the Liberals are serious about finding out the health and environmental effects, or if this is simply a $1.5-million taxpayer-funded public relations move.”