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Perth-Wellington politicians join the chorus for a moratorium on turbines

Donal O’Connor — Stratford Beacon Herald — July 13, 2012

Pumped by Health Canada’s announcement last week that it will commission a new study on the possible health effects of wind turbines, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece has renewed his call for a moratorium on new turbines, and area MP Gary Schellenberger has joined the chorus.

“The McGuinty government is nothing short of negligent for ignoring the people who live near turbines,” said Pettapiece in a media release. “If the government isn’t going to listen to our constituents, they should at least wait for the results from the experts at Health Canada.”

Pettapiece’s missives to the Ontario government have included making Premier Dalton McGuinty aware of a survey done by the Elma-Mornington Concerned Citizens group which found that 96% of residents affected by an Invenergy turbine proposal in North Perth are opposed to the project.

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