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For those who don’t pick up a newspaper every day, The Ottawa Citizen is now in the process of announcing its recommendations for City Council, presumably with the intention of winding up with their endorsement of a candidate for Mayor.

Today, the Citizen announced that it is recommending Rideau-Goulbourn vote for Scott Moffatt, citing his energy and enthusiasm.

Mr. Moffatt has been interested in the issue of industrial wind turbines proposed for North Gower for some time, and has promised to keep up with developments. He did say to us that he sees no point in proposing another motion at City Council as Glenn Brooks already did that and it was defeated. More than 60 other municipalities in Ontario have passed resolutions, however, markedly different from the one put forward at Ottawa Council in 2009.

Just this month, for example, the City of Ajax and the County of Haldimand passed resolutions asking for a return of local land use planning powers, among other things.

We wish all candidates the best, especially those who took the time to respond to our questionnaire so that Rideau-Goulbourn residents may know where the candidates stand on this important issue.

To email the North Gower Wind Action Group, northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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