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Press Releases 2005


For immediate release

March 9, 2005


Klees: Beware! Super-sized hydro lines still possible

(Richmond Hill)         Frank Klees, MPP for Oak Ridges joined local municipalities and mayors in welcoming the reprieve offered by Hydro One on the issue of the super-sized transmission lines in the York Region corridor.

"While the Ontario Power Authority reviews alternatives, we must remain vigilant to ensure that the original Hydro One proposal doesn't become the proposal of choice," said Klees.   "No one should be fooled into believing that the fight is won.   This is an interim measure so that alternative proposals can be assessed."

Klees has raised this issue in the Ontario Legislature on several occasions since last fall, citing health and safety concerns and demanded that Hydro One withdraw the proposal as early as November 2, 2004, calling the proposal flawed and an affront to the residents of York Region.

"On behalf of York Region residents, I have appealed to three different Cabinet Ministers to consider the risks and impacts of this proposal," Klees added.   "It is encouraging that after months of community activism and legislative questioning that we are finally seeing some movement by Hydro One and the government."

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