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Senior VP of Dufferin Wind accused people of coming to their information meetings drunk??

Bill Tremblay — Orangeville Banner — January 20, 2013

The Ministry of Environment (MOE) is accepting public comment on Dufferin Wind Power Inc.’s plan to construct a wind farm in Melancthon.
The Renewable Energy Application (REA) 45-day comment and review period opened Dec. 27.
Comments must be submitted by Feb. 10 to Sarah Raetsen, senior program support co-ordinator for the MOE’s Operations Division of the Environmental Approvals Branch, at 2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A,
Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1L5.
Comments may also be submitted online at by clicking here.
Dufferin Wind, a subsidiary of China Longyuan Electric Power Group Corporation, plans to construct 49 turbines in Melancthon, capable of generating 99.1 megawatts of electricity.
Throughout 2012, the proposed project was met with protest and controversy as Dufferin Wind moved ahead with its plan.
In April, Jeff Hammond, the company’s senior vice-president, drew the ire of Melancthon politicians, while explaining why two police officers were hired to watch over a Public Information Centre (PIC) in Horning’s Mills.
“They do get rowdy. The law enforcement is here just to keep community safety,” Hammond said. “There has been people who’ve come in drunk before … Some of the citizens could get hurt too.”
Hammond later issued an apology for the statement.
“We in no way intended to suggest that the citizens of Melancthon were anything but courteous,” Hammond wrote.

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