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Wind opponents lose on private bill

Some municipalities in Bruce County had been hoping a private member's bill would have some life. Todd Smith -- the PC member who introduced the bill earlier this week -- says the party isn't giving up on the issue, since so many solar and wind projects are being built over the objections of people who will live near them.

A private members' bill that would put control over wind farm development back into the hands of municipalities, has been killed at Queen's Park.

The Liberals and the New Democratsvoted it down, 45-32 on Thursday.

Some municipalities in Bruce County had been hoping a private member's bill would have some life.Todd Smith -- the PC member whointroduced the bill earlier this week -- says the party isn't giving up on the issue, since so many solar and wind projectsare being built over the objections of people who will live near them.

Huron Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan agrees.

Twolan says people jam the municipal chambers throughout the county with concerns about turbines and he feels they should be involved from the ground, up.

Arran Elderslie Mayor Paul Eagleson says the location of turbines has been the beef of his municipality since day one.

Eagleson says the placement of turbines should be up to the municipalities.

Traditionally private member's bills don't fare well in the legislature, and this bill was no exception.

A private members' bill that would put control over wind farm development back into the hands of municipalities, has been killed at Queen's Park.

The Liberals and the New Democrats voted it down, 45-32 on Thursday.

Some municipalities in Bruce County had been hoping a private member's bill would have some life. Todd Smith -- the PC member who introduced the bill earlier this week -- says the party isn't giving up on the issue, since so many solar and wind projects are being built over the objections of people who will live near them.

Huron Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan agrees.

Twolan says people jam the municipal chambers throughout the county with concerns about turbines and he feels they should be involved from the ground, up.

Arran Elderslie Mayor Paul Eagleson says the location of turbines has been the beef of his municipality since day one.

Eagleson says the placement of turbines should be up to the municipalities.

Traditionally private member's bills don't fare well in the legislature, and this bill was no exception.


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DEC 2 2011
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