Letter from Doug Ford, candidate for Ontario Premier, to North American Platform Against Windpower
March 1, 2018
After 15 long years of Liberal mismanagement, this province is a mess. Now, more than ever, we need a strong and decisive leader; someone who will put the interests of the people ahead of any political agenda. I am the only leadership candidate that has been unequivocal since day one – I will axe the carbon tax!
I have heard the voices of rural Ontario loud and clear. I know that life is becoming more and more difficult. I have watched the high cost of power send good jobs out of Ontario. I know that we cannot afford another day of the Wynne government. These hardships are the result of bad policies from a government that is concerned only with staying in power.
The Liberals' disastrous energy policy, the Green Energy Act, and the lucrative subsidies given to “renewables" – especially inefficient wind energy – have cost our province dearly. Thanks to heavily-subsidized and over-priced wind power that we do not need, electricity rates have skyrocketed. People across our province are faced with the highest electricity prices in North America. This is killing our economy and crippling the hard-working people of rural Ontario. It is disgraceful that many are being forced to choose between heating and eating. Situations like the contamination of formerly pristine water in wells in Chatham Kent, for example, are completely unacceptable. Families having to abandon their homes because of wind developers is unacceptable.
As Premier, I would create a new energy plan for Ontario that puts health and safety first, involves consultation with known and independent experts in turbine impacts and energy best practices, and does not involve dumping excess and completely unneeded wind turbine and solar energy to the US at massive costs. I would also work with impacted persons in Ontario to explore possible remediation.
Friends, the stakes have never been higher. I assure you that when I am premier of our great province, the proud people of rural Ontario will once again have a voice. With your support, we will clean up this mess and usher in a new age of economic prosperity – one that will benefit each and every resident of Ontario. We need to put hard working Ontarians and small businesses ahead of the interests of political elites.
Let's take back our province together!
[Doug Ford will become Premier of Ontario on June 29, 2018.]
[See also: An open letter to Wind Concerns Ontario, June 9, 2018. Excerpts:]
Go after it in its entirety or step aside as to not hinder those of us who are fighting for tangible results.
The reality is, YES you can repeal the GEA. That is what is guaranteed to the people of Ontario. That is what the focus of all advocates for wind victims and resident should be; ensuring promises are kept, rural route decimation ceases, with all rights and prosperity restored. Our new Premier can restore health, economic, environmental and social integrity back into Ontario.
If our MPP’s have been listening they will have heard constituents loud and clear. Residents are being harmed by emissions and pollution such as, LF, IFS, vibrations, properties are riddled with stray voltage, loss of farming and livestock, potable water safety ignored and denied, properties de-valued, loss of enjoyment of home and properties, family units have collapsed and communities remain divided.
It has become disturbingly apparent that WCO has not been listening.
Enforcement of derisory regulations does not address the harm from infrasound, low frequencies, high frequencies, stray voltage, destruction of prime agriculture lands, loss of livestock, gagged lease holders, property value instability, water well destruction, shadow flicker, suppression, raptor-bird-bat species being slaughtered daily, wildlife displaced, the lies, oh my gosh the lies. Nor does it address the bullying strategies used against community members. If nothing else, these heavily subsidized Industrial Wind Turbines are an environmental devastation from cradle to grave.
All projects must be STOPPED. ...
Many groups and individuals have requested a stronger position from WCO over the years. Despite these requests, WCO has not advanced beyond its original argument of proper “siting’. There is NO proper ‘siting’ for fraud. The need to end the Green Energy Act and its subsequent corrosive and corrupt activities has been made abundantly and repeatedly clear by the Ontario residents, media, authors, researchers, scientists and energy experts.
How much more erroneous and irresponsible can this get? It is impossible to say you are the voice of Ontario if you are not adequately expressing what this wind activity truly is: a scam.
The continued operation of any wind projects in Ontario must be met with fierce opposition and this is how we WILL regain our rights and stop the continued harm and destruction. ...
Now Is The Time