Wind Turbine Health Studies

Code:
G10-p25
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Policy
Resolution Status:
Adopted
Sub-Category:
Health and Environment
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Friday, June 18, 2010
Submitter Name:
Jean-Luc Cooke
% Green:
0.00
% Yellow:
0.00
% Red:
0.00
Voting Detail:
4
% Ratified:
0.00

Party Commentary

This motion, in calling for a study on the human health effects of wind turbines, would create a new policy and could potentially call into question some of the party's policies on significantly increasing the amount of energy produced through wind turbines.

Preamble

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada recognizes the vast potential for wind energy in Canada;

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada with the Canadian Wind Energy Association has set goals for Canadian wind energy generation;

WHEREAS many citizens in communities with wind turbines claim to be experiencing sleep deprivation, headaches, and heart complications related to wind turbines;

WHEREAS one of the largest obstacles preventing accelerated wind energy development is resistance from citizens near planned turbine sites;

WHEREAS the largest investment Canadians make, their home, is affected as much by real health risks as perceived ones;

WHEREAS many provincial governments have compromised their objectivity with respect to wind energy development;

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada considers healthy people and healthy communities as necessary for a strong Canada;

Operative

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Green Party of Canada seeks to have Health Canada initiate an epidemiological study on the human health effects of wind turbines in the interests of public health and safety.

Sponsors:
Douglas Woodard, Gordon James McDowell, Caroline Rioux, Rob Schmidt, Catherine Johannson, Kevin O'Donnel, Frederic Pouyot, Jeanie Warnock, Tess Frost, Dana Gourley, Patrick Martin, Gordon Kubanek, Mary Hegan, Lori Gadzala, Caitlin Cooke, Jacqueline Leblanc, Sylvie Lemieux, Roufa Thierrin, Adriane Carr, Jean-Luc Cooke

Background

Code

G10-p25

Proposal Type

Policy

Submitter Name

Jean-Luc Cooke

Party Commentary

This motion, in calling for a study on the human health effects of wind turbines, would create a new policy and could potentially call into question some of the party's policies on significantly increasing the amount of energy produced through wind turbines.

Preamble

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada recognizes the vast potential for wind energy in Canada;

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada with the Canadian Wind Energy Association has set goals for Canadian wind energy generation;

WHEREAS many citizens in communities with wind turbines claim to be experiencing sleep deprivation, headaches, and heart complications related to wind turbines;

WHEREAS one of the largest obstacles preventing accelerated wind energy development is resistance from citizens near planned turbine sites;

WHEREAS the largest investment Canadians make, their home, is affected as much by real health risks as perceived ones;

WHEREAS many provincial governments have compromised their objectivity with respect to wind energy development;

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada considers healthy people and healthy communities as necessary for a strong Canada;

Operative

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Green Party of Canada seeks to have Health Canada initiate an epidemiological study on the human health effects of wind turbines in the interests of public health and safety.

Sponsors

Douglas Woodard, Gordon James McDowell, Caroline Rioux, Rob Schmidt, Catherine Johannson, Kevin O'Donnel, Frederic Pouyot, Jeanie Warnock, Tess Frost, Dana Gourley, Patrick Martin, Gordon Kubanek, Mary Hegan, Lori Gadzala, Caitlin Cooke, Jacqueline Leblanc, Sylvie Lemieux, Roufa Thierrin, Adriane Carr, Jean-Luc Cooke

Background