K2 Wind Energy Project Challenge in Goderich Superior Court postponed until January 19, 2017 by Dave Hemingway

The first day of the Constitution Challenge brought by Shawn and Trish was heard in Goderich Superior Court on October 26th. Shawn and Trish Drennan are presenting themselves in this action against K2 Wind Energy and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, represented by Emily Bala, Ministry of the Attorney General.

The Court Room was filled with standing room only with concerned community members from all over Ontario including members from several OLA chapters. Their attendance demonstrated a great concern for the Health, Environment, and Property Rights of Residents associated with living in proximity to large Industrial Wind Projects. Superior Court is supposed to be a public hearing; however, in this case many of the people in the room could not hear the judge and the lawyers.

There are several motions to be dealt with before going to trial. Legal representative for K2, Christopher Bredt (Borden , Ladner, Gervais), presented their desire to deal with this case quickly and proposed dealing with the motions to dismiss the action first. However the presiding judge, Judge R. Raikes, stated it would be more appropriate that the motions regarding the claims by Shawn and Trish Drennan be clarified and dealt with first.

This case has been remanded to January 19, 2017.