Community Information Session in St-Albert
The volunteers from Save The Nation have planned an information session to explain the reasons why our group is against the industrial wind turbine projects in our areas.
Producing green energy in Ontario is a complex issue. The session will help you better understand the role of the provincial government and the Green Energy Act, the role of our municipality and the repercussion of their decisions on all of its citizens. Other topics will include the negative impacts of wind turbines on humans, the economy and the environment.
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Location: St-Albert Community Centre, 201 Principale, St-Albert
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (English)
8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (French)
Why continue the opposition movement?
Although our municipality has officially declared its opposition to wind turbine projects, it is the province that decides which projects will go forward. We sincerely hope that the Ontario government will respect its promise to not impose projects on municipalities that have declared themselves “not a willing host”.
However, the Ontario government has designated the Eastern and Central parts of the province as priority regions for the development of wind energy. The Nation Municipality is therefore in a designated priority area. Even if the St-Isidore and St-Bernardin projects are not selected in this current round of proposals, they can be considered in 2016 or 2017. If the Crysler project is chosen in the neighbouring municipality, there could be an extension into St-Albert, and even Embrun and Limoges.
What you can do to support the work of Save The Nation
• Keep your lawn sign visible. There will be signs available for purchase at our St-Albert event.
• Contact by phone or email your provincial member of parliament Grant Crack and the premier Kathleen Wynne.
• Continue to be informed on the subject. Attend municipal council meetings to show your interest in the decision they make on our behalf. All the meetings are public and take place on Mondays starting at 4 p.m. The dates and times of the meetings are posted on the municipality’s website.
Request for proposal process – Next step
IESO (Independant Electric System Operator) will evaluate the proposals by industrial wind turbine companies by the end of November 2015. They will announce the selected projects by the end of the year. Save The Nation will submit its official opposition in a written statement before the deadline of October 23rd. We are also researching our options in the event that our region is selected.
Visit our website for a list of documentaries and articles on industrial wind turbines.
Sauvons la Nation – Save The Nation
Thank you for your interest and support of this important cause!
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