McNaughton: Liberals & NDP Continue to Block PC Efforts to Halt Industrial Wind Turbine Development
May 16, 2012 Monte McNaughton
(QUEEN’S PARK, ON) – Today, new Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton delivered a statement in the Ontario Legislature questioning the liberal government and the NDP on their exclusion of local voices in decision making when it comes to further development of industrial wind turbines.
McNaughton, the PC Critic for Economic Development & Innovation pointed out that the PC party has introduced three initiatives since the October 6th, 2011 election. These initiatives were intended to ensure that local residents had a say in the decision making process on the issue of Wind Turbines in their community.
McNaughton went on to say that, “the Liberal government and the NDP‘s opposition to these initiatives shows that they do not understand the true effects that wind turbines will have on local communities.”
“We have a responsibility to listen to each and every community and to protect the interests of families, small businesses and our province. I oppose the heavy handed approach that the McGuinty government is taking by forcing wind turbines on local communities. Our party is determined to ensure that the people o fOntario have a say in their community” stated McNaughton.
The PC Party remains committed to bringing change and implementing energy polities that consider the people of Ontario and will help the economy grow.