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Wind turbine protest at Plowing Match

Protest at Plowing MatchAnti-wind protestors met the Liberal float at International Plowing Match 2013, today at Mitchell in this photograph tweeted by Todd Smith, Prince Edward Hastings MP.

Various groups organized an “Unwilling Host” protest to be held during the opening day parade where the political parties have floats to woo rural voters. The route was lined with people representing 66 “unwilling host” municipalities, including Prince Edward County.

The 100th anniversary for the iconic five-day rural extravaganza. Politicians attend to connect with rural voters and the agriculture sector, which employs just under 750,000 people and contributes an estimated $33.8 billion to Ontario’s economy.

The protest plan was kept confidential as organizers of the Plowing Match already forced a neighbouring farmer to remove an anti-wind mobile sign from his field and a request for a float in the parade was denied.

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  1. Wolf Braun says:

    P.O.O.C.H. will also not be misguided by Quinte Health Care Corporation and its management. Their only motivation is to close down our hospital.

    The more rural groups come together, the higher the probability that we can restore democracy to our province.

  2. Anon says:

    More coal fired generation! That’s the solution!

  3. Excellent and thank you the Wainright municipal group of Unwilling Host municipalities, now 67 in number and including Prince Edward County, for continuing to emphasize the message that we will not be browbeaten by a misguided, urban-centric, government nor by big business whose only motivation is big profit.

    Garth Manning
    Chair, CCSAGE.

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