The proposed project would make all this too dangerous to continue …

Feb 022018

In 2010 the Ministry of the Environment required the proponent to provide an Economic Impact Study for the proposed hydro-electric generating station at the Bala falls.

Our articles here and here note that the study had major flaws, and that it therefore reached an unjustified conclusion (a copy of the study is here).

For example, page 29 of the study notes: “The direct employment impact from construction in Muskoka District is 45 jobs and the total employment impact for Ontario is 81 jobs with 65 of those in Muskoka District. Local spending in Muskoka District is estimated to be $10.8 million generating an additional $5.5 million in GDP in the region and $7.0 million in Ontario.” We challenge the proponent to provide any evidence of this, it certainly isn’t apparent looking at the few workers on-site, many of which were laid-off a week or so ago.

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