Ontario waiting to defend wind-turbine approval process as constitutional
The Canadian Press
LONDON, Ont. - The Ontario government has yet to get its chance to argue in favour of its wind-farm approval process.
A lawyer for four families is in front of Divisional Court in London, Ont., for a second day.
He wants the court to order new approval hearings for three wind-energy projects.
He also wants the court to change the law to allow residents to argue turbines could create a “reasonable prospect of serious harm.”
The three projects at issue — including one with 140 wind turbines near Goderich, Ont. — are all currently approved and off the ground.
The government maintains the law governing the review process is constitutional.