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March 25, 2015

QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli lauded local leaders and residents who
helped quash a costly industrial wind farm proposal in Mattawan Township during a
Members’ Statement he delivered today in the Ontario Legislature.

The text of Fedeli’s statement is as follows:

Speaker, last month I rose in the House to speak about the two wind farm projects
proposed for Merrick and Mattawan Townships in my riding of Nipissing.

I am pleased to inform this Legislature that because of the hard work of the local
First Nations, Chief Dave Joanisse and Chief Clifford Bastien, the five Mattawa-area
mayors, and many stakeholders, the Mattawan wind farm proposal has been

While this is cause for celebration, concerns remain for the wind farm proposed for
Merrick Township, just north of North Bay.

Last night, I held a town hall in my riding on the cost of wind power in Ontario and
had over 100 people turnout. They turned out from across the region and spoke
about their concerns with industrial wind turbines.

Many commented on how wind power has caused their hydro bills to skyrocket;
claims that were backed up by the Auditors General in 2011 and 2014 reports.

I have resolutions sent to me from the Townships of Chisholm, Papineau-Cameron,
and several others, all voicing their concerns about the proposed wind turbine

Speaker, this social engineering program has failed and it’s time Ontario change its

Video of Fedeli’s statement can be found online here: http://youtu.be/K6Q3FCtp3CE


For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:
Clint Thomas
Executive Assistant
(416) 325-3434 or (416) 710-1752

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