Email signup:

Wilsons Calls for McGuinty to Respect Local Councils

(March 25, 2010) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson asked the McGuinty Government in Question Period today whether it will respect the wishes of over 50 Ontario communities who have asked the Liberals to put a moratorium on new wind developments.  Under the Liberals’ Green Energy Act, the McGuinty Government is foisting wind projects on municipalities without any local say.

“These communities have had enough of the Premier and his buddies in the political elite forcing their pet projects onto the backyards of people in rural Ontario without any say from the local community,” said Wilson in Question Period.  “What gives your government the right to ignore the concerns of the voters in rural and small town Ontario?”

On Monday March 22nd, Clearview Township joined 50 other municipal Council’s by calling on the McGuinty Government to put a moratorium on new wind developments.  These elected bodies have asked that an independent study on the health effects of wind turbines be done first.

“This shows what a terrible failure the Liberals’ Green Energy Act has turned out to be,” said Wilson.  “People are sick and tired of a Premier, who lives in the tony neighbourhood of Rosedale, telling them how to run their rural communities.”

Wilson says that if the Liberals’ hadn’t used their majority to pass the Green Energy Act, the decision to build wind turbines would be left up to locally elected Councils and those affected by the decision.  The Progressive Conservative Caucus voted against the Act.

The local MPP’s long-standing position on wind turbines is that they should only be built when the local community agrees to them.

Latest News

(VIDEO) Wilson congratulates Matthews House Hospice and asks government about funding for Hospice Georgian Triangle

(May 7, 2018) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is pleased that Matthews House Hospice is receiving $1.2 million in capital funding from the province, and, in the Legislature last Thursday, praised the community for their hard work on the project. 

"I wanted to begin by congratulating the staff and ma...

(VIDEO) Wilson disappointed Minister has done nothing to fix farmers’ compensation

(May 1, 2018) Today in question period, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson pressed the government on compensation for farmers facing livestock loses.

“My colleagues and I have been raising concerns with this government about the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program since it was created,” said W...

Wilson presents $2.3 million grant to The Blue Mountains

Wilson presents $2.3 million grant to The Blue Mountains

Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson was in the Town of The Blue Mountains last week to present a $2.3 million cheque for the design and installation of a landfill leachate forcemain and pumping station. Jim was pleased to participate in the funding announcement and says the project will bring significant f...

(VIDEO) Wilson asks for approval of hospital developments

(April 30, 2018) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson took a new approach in question period today when asking the government about when much needed planning grants will be approved for Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston.

“Minister, as you know, for a great...

Wilson wants planning powers returned to municipalities

(April 26, 2018) – Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson has reintroduced his Private Member’s Bill, the Restoring Planning Powers to Municipalities Act, 2016.




on brought the bill back to the Ontario Legislature on April 26.




t introduced in 2013, the bill is part of Wilson’s effort to return ...

Ontario's Debt Clock

Upcoming Events