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Dalton McGuinty defends wind farm development

Randy Richmond — London Free Press — November 2, 2012

As dozens of anti-wind turbine protesters marched outside, Premier Dalton McGuinty reiterated in London his government’s commitment to the controversial plan to dot Ontario’s landscape with the turbines.

“I want to convey I respect the right of these individuals to express their concerns,” McGuinty said Friday. “We are always careful to listen to what they have to say.”

But health studies and property assessment studies show ill effects to neither people or property because of turbines, he said.

“One of the most common refrains that I received from the medical community during my 22 years in politics . . . (is) when are you going to shut down coal, it’s making our kids sick,” he said.

“So we’re making a choice. We think it’s a healthy choice.”

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