Senator Runciman

Bob Runciman is a member of the Canadian Senate, which under Canada’s parliamentary system isn’t nearly as powerful as, for example, the United States Senate.  Several months ago he sponsored a bill in the Senate which called for a moratorium along the northern shore of Lake Ontario from Wolfe Island to Prince Edward County, specifically including Amherst Island, due to the importance of this area to birds and bats.  The bill was passed unanimously.

Unfortunately, the Province controls the wind turbines and thus far they have ignored the call for a moratorium and Runciman himself.  Won’t even return his calls.  In an effort to bring more heat on them he went on Goldhawk Fights Back to discuss the moratorium and the hypocrisy of destroying bird and bat habitats in order to save them.  The 22-minute program is well worth listening to.

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  1. Protection of this Internationally renowned Important Bird Area must be protected. It is a no brainer. They want to place seven of the 514 foot high turbines between the ‘Owl Woods’ where the owls roost and the fields where they search for food. Come on !!!

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