AN OPERA OF ETHICAL FAILURE: ONTARIO
Read about the impacts of turbines on health, the environment, the economy, in Ontario Canada. This is a wake up call. Demand a moratorium.
What will additional turbines IN THE LAKES do? Additional misery and damage. It will take hundreds of years to recover.
Letter to Ombudsman
Paul Dube, Ombudsman Ontario
Barbara Finlay, Deputy Ombudsman
Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario
Bell Trinity Square
483 Bay Street, 10th Floor, South Tower
C.c. Interested persons
File Number 290559
November 28 2016
Dear Ombudsman Dube, Deputy Ombudsman Finlay, Mr. Pomerant, and Ms. Driscoll:
Please accept our appreciation for the investigation of your good office into numerous complaints over years now, concerning the health, economic, environmental and legal/judicial degradation due to the proliferation of industrial wind in Ontario.
The North American Platform Against Wind Power represents over 370 groups and tens of thousands of individuals, and liaises daily with European counterparts, numbering in the thousands of groups, in our networks world wide. From this perspective, we can view that the problems around industrial wind power are not local to Ontario, as suggested by a CTV news reporter some years back and by developers, but are universal, and regrettably, emblematic of an industry that has zero controls, which is coopting governments to enhance profits: profits concentrated in the hands of few, and with no net societal benefit. Please see our recent “Whereas” Document, calling for a moratorium, attached. (World wide, in 2014, industrial wind produced a mere point two of one percent, net zero. Without subsidies, loans, guaranteed loans, tax incentives, there simply is no industrial wind proliferation. It is an obsolete and nonsensical, intermittent source, always needing 100% backup from fossil fuels or nuclear, or hydro power. The cost of wind power (an oxymoron) to Ontario is estimated to be about $110,000,000,000.00 (One hundred and ten billion). And we are reminded weekly that Ontario dumps excess power to the US, in 2o13, at a cost of 1 billion.
We know from our colleagues that you have been inundated with complaints. The sheer volume of these complaints reflects the desperation felt by Ontarians. The topics in this matter for your office are far reaching, from Municipalities in General, Municipal Meetings and irregularities, conflicts of interest, Health, Law and Order, Environment and Energy, to Money and Property. It is clear to us that the entire machinery of the province has been contaminated by profit taking at the expense of the people. The public trust has been seriously broken. Indeed, we have in Ontario an “opera” of ethical failure.