Message from APPEC regarding the upcoming appeals of the ERT’s decision
[Here is a message from APPEC regarding the various appeals of the ERT’s decision to revoke MOE’s approval of the Ostrander Point wind project.]
Next week the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) will be hearing the appeals of last July’s Tribunal decision for Gilead Power’s wind project at Ostrander Point. During the week lawyers representing APPEC, the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN), South Shore Conservancy, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Gilead Power Corporation and the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) will be presenting their cases.
The South Shore Conservancy and CanWEA have Intervenor Status and are able to make brief verbal and written presentations.
The hearing will be held in Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Room 3. Osgoode Hall is accessible from the Osgoode subway station on the University line. There is parking nearby at the Toronto City Hall Parking Garage.
The hearing is set to start on Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m. Members of APPEC and PECFN and other interested people will be in attendance at the hearing.
The schedule below is our best estimation at this time of what will occur on a day to day basis. However it is only a preliminary guide and should be treated as such. As the hearing proceeds the panel may be making adjustments to allow some aspects to go faster or slower.
Jan 21 (Tuesday) Attempt by Gilead Power Corp to introduce new evidence.
Jan 21 & 22 (Tuesday / Wednesday) will deal with the Environmental Review Tribunal decision to revoke REA approval issued by the MOE to Gilead Power.
Jan 23 (Thursday) PECFN appeal on migratory birds and alvar.
Day 4 (Friday) APPEC appeal on health.