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One of our members/supporters asked recently about land near Hunt Club and why it couldn’t be used for industrial wind turbines, as it’s close to transmission lines etc. There are a lot of reasons why that wouldn’t work (the fact that wind energy is a complete scam being top of the list) including closeness to the airport etc., but among them is the fact that that land is considered the greenbelt and is immune to development.

Or so the people north of Toronto thought, about their greenbelt lands.

Turns out the McGuinty government is trying to push through construction of a natural gas power generation plant in the area north of Toronto, specifically near the market gardens of Holland Marsh. How does the province plan to do this? Simply by passing a regulation to the Planning Act, making this power plant exempt from rules for the greenbelt.

Like the Green Energy Act, this new regulation will remove any planning powers the municipalities have, and citizens will have no choice…and no say.

“This should scare the living Jesus out of everybody in the province,” said Jamie Reaume, head of the Holland Marsh Growers Association. If the Greenbelt isn’t sacred, he argued, “this means this can be done anywhere, any time.”

Ontario Energy and Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid says that’s not what the government intends.

Read the full article from the Globe and Mail here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/province-pushing-through-greenbelt-power-plant/article1590343/

To get in touch with us, email northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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