Below is an excerpt from the Hansard Notes (the recounting of what was said during the Ontario Legislature) on June 3, 2009
My MPP Bruce Crozier, when approached for his support to help stop further wind development, because IWT have now become a health issue for those living within Industrial Wind Projects (see www.mywinddiary.blogspot.com) resoundingly said NO to those of us that are facing onshore wind turbines, yet as you will read below, he has added his name to a petition developed by a group of residents who live along the shoreline of Lake Erie who are against siting turbines in the Lake.
Makes one wonder where Mr. Crozier lives doesn’t it??
When pressed about the distinction between land based turbines and those sited 2 km out into the lake, I received the following:
You write “I will be forwarding this message to every person I know”. I consider communication between individual constituents and I to be Privileged. Therefore, assuming you would do the same with my reply, there won’t be one. As MPPs we are cautioned to use the following. In most cases I have not felt I have to. Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please delete this message and any attachments. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited.
Bruce Crozier M.P.P.
Mr. Bruce Crozier:It’s a pleasure for me today to introduce two friends from the great riding of Essex, they being Elean and Jim Krushelniski. I want to say that Elean was my first constituency assistant, who had worked for Remo Mancini, my predecessor, and she taught me what I had to know as a rookie MPP. Welcome.
Mr. Bruce Crozier: I have petitions signed by thousands of people.
“To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
“Whereas there is a proposal for wind turbine farms in Pigeon Bay, off Kingsville, Union and Leamington in Lake Erie, Ontario; and
“Whereas this will have a major adverse effect on migrating wildlife, including birds, monarch butterflies and bats, due to the proximity to the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary in Point Pelee National Park, which has received international recognition for the province of Ontario and Canada for its unique place in the world as a wildlife migration site; and
“Whereas this has the potential to significantly affect the union water system intake (which provides potable water to a large portion of Essex county) due to disturbance of the lake bed during construction, given the proximity of such turbines; and
“Whereas this will have a major adverse effect on Canada’s largest freshwater commercial fishing industry-this region is a major spawning area for smelt, pickerel, perch and bass-and is a very sensitive ecological part of the Lake Erie basin; and
“Whereas this could adversely affect the health and well-being of thousands of families and senior citizens in these highly populated communities (noise, sleep disorders, depression, headaches etc.) due to the proximity of these wind turbines; and
“Whereas this will have a significant adverse effect on the economy, as this area relies heavily on tourism for wildlife migrations, sport fishing, pleasure boating, sailing, diving etc.; and
“Whereas this will have a significant negative impact on property values within this very heavily populated area given the impact on health, tourism and jobs in the community; and
“Whereas the proponent wants to locate wind turbines on crown lake property and we feel strongly that Pigeon Bay should not be allowed to become an industrial park for profit (private enterprise on crown land) at the expense of the environment, our health and the economic well-being of our community;
“We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to ban the establishment of any wind turbines in Pigeon Bay, a sensitive ecological and environmental area in Lake Erie. This includes the proposal submitted by SouthPoint Wind Power, a division of 1037193 Ontario Ltd., in December, 2008.”
In support of this petition, I affix my signature.