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Keep protesting, it really does work

Chris Fell — Simcoe.com — November 2, 2012

“What can we do?”
That was the question from one local resident at the end of a meeting that opponents of industrial wind turbines invading our rural landscape held in Maxwell last week.

The person who asked the question wanted to know what everyday people could do to continue to protest against industrial turbines destroying rural areas. They wanted to know how they could defeat the McGuinty government’s draconian Green Energy Act. They wanted to know how to protect their homes, their investments and the homes and investments of their neighbours and friends.

What can they do?  My answer: exactly what they are currently doing. It’s working!

My advice to all those people who don’t want to see the rural countryside destroyed by an invasion of wind turbines that we don’t need is this: keep doing what you’re doing now.

Dalton McGuinty’s resignation as Premier of Ontario is a direct result of wind turbine protests (among other things). This turned out to be completely true. Liberal MPPs John Wilkinson and Carol Mitchell both lost their rural seats – largely due the anger about the government’s energy policies. At the end of the election the Liberals fell one seat short of a majority. Those two seats would have made the difference.

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