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Lambton-Kent-Middlesex candidates debated wind turbines, electricity costs, education and health at debate Tuesday

Sarnia Observer — May 27, 2014

There was plenty of rain outside, but little thunder inside as provincial candidates from Lambton-Kent-Middlesex debated Tuesday at the Brooke-Alvinston Inwood arena.

A crowd of around 50 braved the early evening thunderstorms to attend the debate, focusing on issues ranging from wind turbines to the cost of electricity bills to the status of education and health in rural Ontario.

The debate was hosted jointly by the Lambton Federation of Agriculture and the National Farmers Union.

Progressive Conservative and sitting MPP Monte McNaughton focused on the Liberal government’s energy policy, attacking the government’s Green Energy Act for taking away townships’ decision-making capabilities when it comes to wind turbines.

“The Green Energy Act has stripped power from local governments and needs to be scrapped,” said McNaughton. “Stop making decisions in downtown Toronto for things that happen here.”

Liberal candidate Mike Radan defended the program, noting individual farmers have decided to put the turbines on their own land.

“The Green Energy Act is a Liberal initiative,” he said. “We need a sustainable source of energy that is clean.

“Are we going to allow every municipality to have a veto over provincial legislation? No, we’re not. We would have a hodgepodge of laws in this province.”

NDP candidate Joe Hill touted his party’s plan to reduce hydro rates by getting rid of the top CEOs at Hydro One, removing the HST from electricity and hydro bills and importing cheap energy from Manitoba and Quebec.  Continue reading here…..

Courtesy of Wind Victims Ontario

Courtesy of Wind Victims Ontario

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