American company alleges Ontario invented pretexts to stop Great Lakes wind farms

Canadian taxpayers are facing a $475-million free-trade claim from an American company that alleges the Ontario government invented scientific pretexts to stop wind farms in the Great Lakes.

That’s on top of a $500-million lawsuit against the province by Ontario-based Trillium Power Wind Corp. over the same “temporary” ban (now five years old and counting), and an Ontario Provincial Police investigation into whether government officials destroyed emails and documents that should have been kept as evidence.

We’re being sued again… Thank the ass at Queen’s Park

  • David Smith

    A thousand million here, a thousand million there and pretty soon your talking about real money.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Without having to read the story I can figure it out.
      Wynne decided to reward her friends with contracts for wind farms without realizing her obligations under the free trade agreement.

      • Pretty much. She’s into Green, so long as it’s other people’s Green.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          By the way, I’m listening to Joe Jackson’s album Look Sharp again in like for years (I was going to write for the first time in a long time but it seems like an absurd colloquialism) and I notice again that his white shoes on the album cover are a sly nod to Dorothy’s shoes in the Wizard of Oz.
          It’s nice that as you get older you get to accumulate the realization of these cultural references .

  • Observer

    It’s just sour grapes.

    Any large company needs to know they have to hire Liberal Party-connected consultants, lawyers and companies as well as donating substantial amounts to party riding associations and candidates to have a chance at getting contracts or have regulations written favourable to their interests.

    It is no different than if they were making deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Thailand, or Argentina.

    • Ontario is every bit a 3rd world Tin Pot dictatorship.

  • Minicapt

    One can make money more easily through the courts rather than constructing something that is functional.