Ontario Premier Takes on NIMBYs

Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario has announced a plan to counteract the intense NIMBYism that has stifled projects throughout the province.

"His announcement this week that the province will limit the endless NIMBY wrangling that accompanies its every attempt to introduce environmental measures is great news for this city, not to mention the province and country."

"Shedding his image as the designated Nice Guy of Confederation, McGuinty has started not only to talk tough but also to swing that big legislative stick. 'We're going to say to Ontarians that it's okay to object on the basis of safety issues and environmental standards,' he told reporters Tuesday. 'But don't say, 'I don't want it around here.'... NIMBYism will no longer prevail.'"

Full Story: Premier rightly targets blowhard NIMBYists

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