June 11, 2008 15:31 ET

Media Advisory: MegaWHAT?-McGuinty Government Facing Citizens' Revolt Throughout York Region

Citizens' rally to unplug Energy Minister Gerry Phillips' unsustainable energy scheme

NEWMARKET/HOLLAND LANDING, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - The Ontario Power Authority under direction from Energy Minister Gerry Phillips, is poised to select a developer to build, and subsequently own, an expensive, polluting, mega-sized power plant in northern York Region.

MegaWHAT? a grass-roots collective, comprised of citizens throughout the region's municipalities, is asking the McGuinty government to rescind this decision by placing the economic, environmental and human health of citizens first-rather than the corporate interests of a well-known polluting industry.

Holland Landing Community Centre - York Room
19513 Yonge Street, Holland Landing
12 June 2008 7-9 PM


Provincial MPP & Energy Critic Peter Tabuns
On his Private Member's Bill 79 to Stop this Power Plant
"Northern York Region needs the cleanest technology the 21st century has to

York Region Physician Dr. Peter Strawbridge
On the Serious Health Impacts of Power Plant Pollution
"Every person in Ontario is affected by air pollution. There is no safe

Ontario Energy Expert Jack Gibbons
The Ontario Clean Air Alliance On Better Alternatives
"The proposed power plant is too big, too costly and too polluting..."

Energy Industry Watchdog Harvey Tenenbaum
On What's Really-Up with the Ontario Power Authority
"The concept of this proposed power plant, based on a questionable 2005

The speakers will be available to answer questions from the media following
their presentations.
Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

DATE: Thursday, June 12, 2008
TIME: 7-9 PM
PLACE: Holland Landing Community Centre - York Room, 19513 Yonge
Street, Holland Landing

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