If successful, the Stay Application will put a stop to further construction in the K2 and St. Columban projects until a decision has been reached in the Divisional Court Charter Challenge appeal led by human rights lawyer Julian Falconer. A successful appeal will set a precedent and will assist all appeals and legal challenges going forward. Other citizens can then raise the same issues and seek the same relief. Communities which are dealing with existing projects could also receive a benefit.
Dave Hemingway, President of SWEAR (Safe Wind Energy for All Residents) reiterates that there is a broader public interest being served. “Over time the public has become educated as to what is happening under the Renewable Energy Act. This case is for the people of Ontario. Our provincial government says that massive industrial wind turbine developments are being safely sited. We disagree and we, the people, will hold them accountable. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the Canadian government’s promise to every man, woman and child in this country, guaranteeing that we will have security of the person. The government of Ontario did not exercise due diligence when crafting the Green Energy and Economy Act. A very heavy handed approach was used and Ontario citizens should not tolerate this irresponsible type of governance.”
Fundraising continues. Again the groups which have come together to “Unite the Fight” thank everyone who has supported them in the past.
Donation cheques for this action should be made payable to “SWEAR” and sent to:
Dave Hemingway RR2 Bayfield ON N0M 1G0 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robert Tetu, RR5 Seaforth ON N0K 1W0 (email@example.com)
Donors can also go online to the SWEAR website,
www.swearontario.wix.com/swearontario, and hit the “DONATE” button:
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