Ian Hanna's application for judicial review of wind turbine setbacks in Ontario was heard by a three-judge panel of the Ontario Divisional Court last Monday in Toronto. The Prince Edward County resident has challenged the 550 metre setback under the Green Energy Act regulations. The responding party, the Province of Ontario, believes that the case should be heard by the Environmental Review Tribunal rather than the Court. The Divisional Court panel raised the question with counsel for Hanna, but eventually agreed to hear the case.
The hearing had been scheduled for two days, but was completed in one. The panel indicated that a decision could be expected "soon".