Thursday, March 1, 2012
Displeasure over industrial wind causes Canadian Community leaders to walk out on McGuinty.
Over 100 politicians walked out Monday on Premier Dalton McGuinty at the annual Ontario Good Roads Association and Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference.
The walkout was led by Arran Elderslie — and included several local politicians from Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties — to protest the Green Energy Act.
Conservative MPP’s Lisa Thompson of Huron Bruce and Bill Walker of Bruce Grey Owen Sound also took part in the protest.
Central Huron Councillor Brian Barnim was one of them.
Barnim says the main focus behind the action was a protest against wind development and how municipalities have no control in the Green Energy Act.