Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Kathleen Wynne Should Bring Bill 55 Into The Light
FWIW, I've read the relevant sections of Bill 55, the Strong Action for Ontario Act, and I don't see anything in it near as egregious as what the federal Tories did with their the Navigable Waters Protection Act. Certainly, it does not seem to be a nefarious scheme to hand the province over to wind-farm developers, as a few of the more paranoid have suggested. But its hard for someone like me to understand the real-world consequences of the bill's legalese. That's why a good public bashing out between expert and counter-expert would be a useful exercise, and why burying what are possibly substantive changes to the province's environmental laws in a big omnibus bill, as the Ontario government has done, is a bad idea. That is all.