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Has Hudak sold out rural Ontario already? Not a smart move Tim. Not a smart move.

In spite of several members of Hudaks Conservative Party of Ontario openly fighting to help rural citizens (Lisa Thompson, Lisa Macleod, Vic Fedelli)  the move that the PC’s made today can not be taken lightly.

79 municipalities have declared themselves unwilling hosts of wind turbines and Hudak thinks he’s going to get on our good side with guys like this?

For the riding of Newmarket-Aurora, they have accepted the nomination of Stephen Somerville for candidacy.  Who’s Stephen Somerville?  Take a look.

Stephen Somerville:

VP Competitive Power Ventures – a U.S. based company with Canadian HQ in Toronto

Stephen is a key member of the team developing the assets from the recently acquired wind development portfolio of Interwind (formerly known as SkyPower), a Toronto-based renewables development company. This portfolio stretches across Canada, with wind development projects in seven provinces.

Current member of the Canadian Wind Energy Association

Past member of the European Wind Energy Association

Currently developing 5600 MWs of wind power

Played a significant role in the 2006 Renewable Energy Generation Ltd. (REG) acquisition of AIM PowerGen Corporation – a leading Canadian wind project developer

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Hudak wants us to believe that he’s going to be fighting for rural Ontarians when they’re accepting nominations for candidates with this kind of resume?  How stupid do we look, Tim?  What the hell are you thinking?

With the Libs and the NDP out of the question, I guess we’ll now turn to the Libertarians.  Maybe it is time to wipe the slate clean of all three major parties in power at Queen’s Park and start with a whole new set of politicians…..ones who are actually going to work for us and not for their rich buddies. — DQ

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8 Comments on “Has Hudak sold out rural Ontario already? Not a smart move Tim. Not a smart move.”

  1. 1957chev February 12, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    There are no words vile enough, to express my disgust. I don’t want Huidak or Somerville to be a part of the Conservative party. Hudak is showing his true colours. He is a freaking Liberal.

  2. myview1872 February 13, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    I just sent a email to Mr Hudak and Derek Murray, the riding association president (derekmurray@rogers.com) protesting the possibility of Somerville as a possible candidate. Please everyone do the same.

    • Donna Quixote February 13, 2014 at 7:32 am #

      It’s astounding that they would make such a STUPID decision knowing how much they need the rural vote. This is a stab in the back to everyone who has worked so hard the past few years to regain democracy in rural Ontario. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

  3. Greg February 14, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    No..not a smart move. Frank Klees issued a press release regarding nominations, it’s worth the read. Lisa Thompson is livid over this and is looking into it. Keep in mind there are 3 candidates up for nomination. The “local” nomination committee accepted the nomination for vetting, it is not a done deal that this guy will be running as a candidate. Keep in mind that Hudac booted one guy last month because he wasn’t accepting of the party mandate, so there is little chance of this guy going anywhere in the party once the nomination moves up the vetting ladder. The problem seems to lay at the feet of the local committee, and Klees explains how this happened in his press release.I myself have e mailed all PC’s saying my party support is withdrawn because of this.

    • Donna Quixote February 14, 2014 at 9:08 am #

      Except that MP Lisa MacLeod stated yesterday on Twitter that Somerville helped the PCs draft their opposition to the Green Energy Act. HUH???? Does that make any sense at all? As I mentioned in my follow up article, that’s like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse.

  4. peggy February 14, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    I read the background of Somerville as well as Klees column about the nomination process. The company that Somerville works for also builds gas plants. Somerville is an employee and that should not be held against him. Obviously in a rural riding, Somerville would never win the nomination and he has not yet won the right to be the PC candidate for Newmarket-Aurora. Only the people in the riding are allowed to make that decision. The voting by PC members for their candidate is to be held on March 20.

    Somerville has been active within PCPO and CPC for over 30 years. He does not sound like a liberal but like others, I am not thrilled that he is associated with the wind business.

  5. pete May 9, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    gee whiz… this is what conservatives do what are you smoking down there ….Hudak is no liberal he is a spawn of Harris…he wants to lay off 100,000 people and replace with a million fantasy jobs ….typical conservative nonsense…why not undo the damage done by Harris and regulate Ontario hydro and gas OPG ….and your concerned about windmills ….

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