Municipal Resolutions

Map of municipalities demanding change to the IESO wind power bid process, to July 14, 2016
Map of municipalities demanding change to the IESO wind power bid process, to July 14, 2016

The Wainfleet Resolution, 2016: In advance of the IESO 2015-2016 contract announcement, 76 Ontario municipalities passed a resolution that began with the community of Wainfleet, based on information from the recent Auditor General of Ontario’s report, asking the Government of Ontario not to approve any new contracts for wind power projects.

Ontario is in a situation of surplus power (which is being sold off at a loss to Ontario citizens), and is paying far too much for this intermittent power which is produced out of phase with demand. Wind power is not the way to move forward on environmental change, the resolution says.

See the resolution here. WindTurbineResolution v 3.0

The IESO announced five new wind power contracts totaling 300 megawatts; three of the five communities were unwilling host municipalities, having formally declared their non-support of industrial-scale wind power projects.

The Mandatory Municipal Support/North Frontenac  and Dutton Dunwich resolutions, 2016: in preparing for the next round of wind power contracts (600 megawatts, despite a surplus of power in Ontario) municipalities are presently considering and circulating a new resolution that points to the complete lack of environmental benefit from industrial-scale wind power projects, and demands that municipal support be a mandatory requirement in the next round of Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II).  NFrontenac2016-03-18Resolution_155-16

The resolution was first passed by North Frontenac in March.

In May, the City of Ottawa — second largest city in Ontario and of course, Canada’s capital — passed a resolution too, in May, 2016. “Sustainable” development that is meaningful and supported is not possible without the support of a community; local land use planning MUST be returned to Ontario municipalities. The Ottawa resolution was:  “Ask the Province of Ontario to make the necessary legislative and/or regulatory changes to provide municipalities with a substantive and meaningful role in siting wind power projects and that the Municipal Support Resolution’ becomes a mandatory requirement in the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) process.”

To date, a mandatory municipal support resolution has been passed by 116 municipalities in Ontario, as of September 21, 2016.

  1. Addington Highlands, Lennox and Addington County
  2. Adelaide-Metcalfe, Middlesex County
  3. Alfred & Plantagenet, Prescott-Russell County
  4. Amaranth, Dufferin County
  5. Asphodel-Norwood. Peterborough County
  6. Algonquin Highlands, Haliburton County
  7. Armour, District of Parry Sound
  8. Arran-Elderslie, Bruce County
  9. Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Huron County
  10. Bayham, Elgin County
  11. Bluewater, Huron
  12. Brethour, Timiskaming District
  13. Brockton, Bruce
  14. Brooke-Alvinston, Lambton County
  15. Bruce Mines, Algoma District
  16. Cavan-Monaghan, Peterborough
  17. Central Elgin, Elgin
  18. Central Huron, Huron
  19. Chamberlain, Timiskaming
  20. Champlain, Prescott-Russell
  21. Chatsworth, Grey County
  22. Clarington, Region of Durham
  23. Dutton-Dunwich, Elgin
  24. Dufferin, County of
  25. East Ferris, Nippissing District
  26. East Hawkesbury, Prescott-Russell
  27. Edwardsburgh, Leeds and Grenville County
  28. Elgin, County of
  29. Elizabeth-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville
  30. Essex, Essex County
  31. Enniskillen, Lambton County
  32. Fauquier-Strickland, Cochrane District
  33. Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville
  34. Georgian Bay, Muskoka
  35. Georgian Bluffs, Grey
  36. Greater Madawaska, Renfrew County
  37. Greater Napanee, Lennox and Addington
  38. Grey Highlands, Grey
  39. Hamilton, City of
  40. Hastings, County of
  41. Hastings Highlands, Hastings County
  42. Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Peterborough
  43. Hawkesbury, Prescott-Russell
  44. Hornepayne, Algoma
  45. Howick, Huron
  46. Huron, County of
  47. Huron East, Huron
  48. Huron-Kinloss, Bruce
  49. Kawartha Lakes, City of
  50. Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Renfrew
  51. Killarney, Sudbury District
  52. Kincardine, Bruce
  53. Lakeshore, Essex
  54. Lambton, County of
  55. LaSalle, Essex
  56. Laurentian Hills, Renfrew County
  57. La Vallee, Rainy River
  58. Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville
  59. Lennox & Addington, County of
  60. Madawaska Valley, Renfrew
  61. Mapleton, Wellington
  62. Magnetawan, Parry Sound
  63. Marathon, Thunder Bay District
  64. McDougall, Parry Sound
  65. McNabb Braeside, Renfrew
  66. Meaford, Grey
  67. Merrickville-Wolford, Leeds and Grenville
  68. Newbury, Middlesex
  69. Mono, Dufferin County
  70. Morris-Turnberry, Huron
  71. Nairn and Hyman, Sudbury District
  72. Nation/La nation, Township
  73. North Frontenac, Frontenac County
  74. North Glengarry; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
  75. North Grenville, Leeds and Grenville
  76. North Kawartha, Peterborough
  77. North Middlesex, Middlesex
  78. North Perth, Perth
  79. North Stormont; Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry
  80. Northern Bruce Peninsula, Bruce
  81. Norwich, Oxford
  82. Ottawa, City of
  83. Perth, County of
  84. Perth East, Perth
  85. Peterborough, County of
  86. Pickering, Durham
  87. Plympton-Wyoming, Lambton
  88. Port Colborne, Niagara
  89. Prescott-Russell, United Counties of
  90. Prince Edward, County of
  91. Rainy River, Rainy River District
  92. Ramara, Simcoe County
  93. Sarnia, Lambton
  94. Simcoe, County of
  95. South Algonquin, Nipissing
  96. South Bruce Peninsula, Bruce
  97. Southgate, Grey
  98. Southwald, Elgin
  99. Stratford, Perth
  100. Sundridge, Parry Sound
  101. Tilsonburg
  102. Timmins, City of
  103. Trent Lakes, Peterborough
  104. Tiny, Simcoe
  105. Tudor and Cashel, Hastings
  106. Tweed, Hastings
  107. Tyendinaga, Hastings
  108. Uxbridge, Durham
  109. Val Rita-Harty, Cochrane District
  110. Warwick, Lambton
  111. Wainfleet, Niagara Region
  112. Welland, Niagara
  113. Wellington North, Wellington
  114. West Elgin, Elgin
  115. West Grey, Grey
  116. West Lincoln, Niagara
  117. Zorra, Oxford