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EnerduCouncil rejection of Enerdu plan passes 6-4 vote tonight

Council rejection of Enerdu plan passes 6-4 vote tonight

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A motion drafted by Councillor Shaun McLaughlin with several other councillors, declaring that “Council cannot support the Enerdu Generating Station Expansion and Redevelopment Project in its current form”, was passed tonight by a 6-4 margin.

In favour of the motion

  • Shaun McLaughlin
  • Duncan Abbott
  • Bernard Cameron
  • Alex Gillis
  • Val Wilkinson
  • Garry Dalgity

Against the motion

  • John Edwards
  • John Levi
  • Ricki Minnille
  • Denzil Ferguson

Absent

  • Paul Watters

The motion

WHEREAS the Council of the Town of Mississippi Mills regrets that the Province gave the Town no formal approval authority in the matter of the Enerdu Generating Station Expansion and Redevelopment Project in Almonte;

AND FURTHERMORE THAT Council does have a responsibility to represent the interests and well being of its residents;

AND FURTHERMORE THAT the residents of Mississippi Mills value the historic and natural landscape of the river as it passes through Almonte;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council cannot support the Enerdu Generating Station Expansion and Redevelopment Project in its current form and that the Premier of Ontario, the ministers of Energy, Environment, Culture, and Resources, and the Enerdu proponent be advised.

The motion also asks Town staff to inform the Enerdu proponent, the Premier of Ontario and four provincial ministers of the decision.

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