Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2011
MPP Arnott tables wind farm petition in Legislature
(Queen’s Park) – Each day the Ontario Legislature sits, 15 minutes are set aside for MPPs to
present petitions on behalf of their constituents.
While this part of the legislative day is rarely reported upon in the news media, the right to petition
Parliament is a democratic tradition that is centuries old.
On December 8th, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott exercised that right on behalf of his
constituents, presenting a petition calling for a moratorium on the development of wind farms until an
independent health study is concluded.
The petition was substantial, containing 433 signatures on 39 pages.
“I have long maintained that the McGuinty Government should do an honest study on the potential
impact to human health from wind turbines,” Mr. Arnott said. “We continue to call upon them to do
The petition suggests that the Government should:
“Immediately put a moratorium on all industrial wind proposals; fund an independent epidemiological
health study to develop safe setbacks; legislate those findings; develop stringent environmental
protection standards for natural areas; and require all projects to comply with regulations based on
science and local planning.”
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