Open letter to Sprott Power
It came to our attention very recently that in preliminary hearings of the appeal against the approval of a wind power project at Goulais Bay in Ontario’s Algoma Region, the legal team for the power proponent accused a candidate for expert witness status of not being “objective.”
The candidate, a registered nurse with a Masters degree in Community Health, and a long career of scholarship and nursing and health education, was in fact one of the nurses who put forward a resolution at the 2011 annual general meeting of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
The lawyers for Sprott Power claimed that the resolution and her promotion of it meant she could not be an objective witness.
Here are the facts, Sprott Power: the resolution simply asked that the RNAO officially support the need for more research into the environmental noise produced by industrial-scale wind turbines and the potential health effects from that noise, and that further, a moratorium be considered for wind power project approvals until results of that research were known.
The motion was defeated (with many extenuating and distasteful circumstances) but the facts are, Sprott Power, that today both the Province of Ontario and Health Canada are funding research on this very matter. Further more than 10 Ontario MPs rose in the House of Commons and demanded Ontario institute a moratorium until the Health Canada research results were known.
We submit that Ms Shubat is simply carrying out her duty as a health professional in the province, and acting as an advocate for health for all citizens, particularly those in her community.
What are you advocating for?