We are for green energy, but we are against the loss of our democratic rights.

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The Green Energy Act of 2009 overrides all policies that once protected our citizens and our environment.

According to the Parliament of Canada:

“Canada is a democracy, which means Canadian citizens like you have the right to be involved directly or indirectly in the decision-making process. Canada is a representative democracy. This gives each citizen the right to elect representatives at each level of government (federal, provincial or territorial, and municipal). These representatives make decisions and laws that affect all parts of life.”

The Reality, however, is very different: .

The Government of Ontario has abandoned this concept of Canada as a Democracy. In 2009, Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal Party repealed the Energy Conservation Leadership Act and the Energy Efficiency Act. They replaced it with The Green Energy Act. The old Acts granted Municipalities and People the ability to have a say in what happened in their communities. This new Green Energy Act removes all barriers, over-rides all local laws and grants Corporations the un-restricted power to do whatever they want, wherever they want. We are not against green energy….we are against LOSING OUR DEMOCRACY. (Source: Bill 150 – The Green Energy Act)

“Get on the fast-track to power. New Green Energy Act removes barriers to investing”

Bill 150, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (the Act) gives investors, project developers and other industry players “the green light” and “race to identify the most lucrative investment opportunities…The days of burning through financing while waiting for renewable energy project approvals are about to fade into the past.” (Source: Get on the fast-track to power. New Green Energy Act removes barriers to investing)

79th Unwilling Host: response to loss of democracy in Ontario

“It is rare in Ontario, and in other democratic jurisdictions, when the wishes of the electorate, through their public representatives, are ignored so profoundly. Indeed, approximately 80 municipalities in this province have declared themselves to be “unwilling hosts” for wind turbine developments – a collective protest against legislation that smacks more of the Soviet than the Canadian style in getting things done.” (Source: 79th Unwilling Host: response to loss of democracy in Ontario)

Democracy Costs

“How much time, money, and energy are you willing to invest in the protection of your democratic rights? My democratic rights are not for sale, but it does require an investment to protect them. Elected officials have an ethical duty and a legal obligation to protect the health, safety, quality of life and well-being of citizens and their properties.” (Source: Democracy Costs )

Politicians band together to fight wind farms

“The 62 Ontario municipalities identified as “unwilling hosts” to wind turbines met for the first time to share ideas Tuesday.” Politicians band together to fight wind farms)