First ... a report in the local paper covering the Niagara Regional Council ...
Council by the numbers | Local | News | St. Catharines Standard:
THE HOT ISSUE: Wind turbines had regional councillors’ heads spinning Thursday as a proposed call by St. Catharines Coun. Andy Petrowski for a moratorium on new wind projects was defeated. The lopsided 18-6 vote didn’t reflect the long, drawn-out build up to it: Council spent about an hour in camera hearing from their legal beagles before several citizen delegations spent the next three hours airing their views, with citizens speaking fervently against the turbines and business reps arguing for them. Read more at the St. Catharines StandardThe Wainfleet Wind Action Group provides the details on who voted for the moratorium motion (including NDP icon Peter Kormos, now a Welland councillor), and who voted against - while noting:
... the vote should be considered INVALID because of a conflict of interest:
NRC has a direct investment in Wind Energy!!! (Read more of "Niagara Regional Council fails, again!")