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VIDEO: Wilson demands answers on wind turbines

(February 22, 2016) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson demanded answers today on why the Liberal Government approved the Wpd wind turbine project in Clearview Township when it clearly puts the lives of pilots using the Collingwood Regional Airport at risk, and will hurt the local economy.

"Mr. Speaker, given all these points, can the premier tell us why her government is ignoring the safety of the people of Simcoe-Grey, Canada's pilots and the local municipality, and allowing this project to proceed?" Wilson asked during Question Period.

Premier Kathleen Wynne turned the question over to Environment Minister Glen Murray, who replied that Nav Canada did not express any concerns about the turbines and their impact on the nearby Collingwood Regional Airport.

"The minister doesn't know what the heck he's talking about on this issue," Wilson said. "NavCan told me a year-and-a-half ago...that they didn't have any rules for this sort of situation because they didn't think any government would be stupid enough to build eight 500-foot wind turbines...close to a regional airport."

To see the full exchange, click on the link.

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For more information call:
Michael Gennings
Office of Jim Wilson, MPP for Simcoe-Grey
416-325-2069


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