Ford government preparing to cancel one Eastern Ontario wind project already

Some of the 10 turbines at Brinston's South Branch Wind Farm, as seen in 2016. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

EASTERN ONTARIO — The Ford government is already demonstrating a willingness to pull the plug on a previously approved wind project.

In a move that may hearten wind farm critics in places like North Stormont — where developers of another recently greenlighted wind farm hope to break ground — Government House Leader Todd Smith is reported to have told the media today that legislation cancelling the Picton-area White Pines Wind Project will be introduced at Queen’s Park as the Legislature resumes sitting this week. (See related public Facebook post below.)

The project’s impending kibosh comes as provincial lobby group Wind Concerns Ontario trumpets a recent legal opinion that “contracts between government and wind power developers can be cancelled in certain situations.”

 

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