Minister Bill Bennett admits to smart meter fires in British Columbia, but
rather than do anything, he expresses disappointment that Saskatchewan is
taking action to protect its citizens.
On July 30 Saskatchewan Energy Minister Bill Boyd called a halt to the smart
meter program, demanding removal of 105,000 meters after 8 “failures”, that
include fires and exploding meters.
“I think the concerns about safety are paramount here, the concerns are
significant enough, anytime families are at risk in Saskatchewan, actions
have to be taken and that’s why we’ve directed SaskPower accordingly,” said
In British Columbia, where we’ve had more “failures”, which have also
included fires and exploding meters, Bill Bennett and BC Hydro consistently
have refused to acknowledge the danger and, instead, put the blame on
homeowners’ meter bases and wiring. It doesn’t matter why a home burns after
a smart meter has been installed – whether it was because the inexperienced
installer damaged the base or that the meter heated up due to design flaws.
The fact is that property and lives have been put at risk and our government
is refusing to protect us.
Bennett is sorry that Saskatchewan is taking this action. ““It’s unfortunate
that Saskatchewan is doing what it’s doing…”
Why? Because it shows that some provincial governments are more concerned
about their citizens than others.
It puts BC to shame.
Finally, Bennett is admitting there have been fires due to smart meters in
BC. This is a first, but it’s way too late.
Fires have been occurring for the last 3 years, and Hydro and Liberals have
denied it. The evidence has been hidden and people have been living with a
fire hazard on their bedroom walls. He’s told Hydro to find out how many
have occurred. That may be difficult because no agency is tracking them.
Why is Bennett asking for a count? Is it just because he feels he must do
something? Saskatchewan doesn’t know why the meters have caused fires – they
are taking action because fires have occurred. We have had many fires and
incidents in BC, and nothing has been done to protect us. Instead the
program has been protected with lies and
cover-ups. Do we not deserve the same precautionary action as Saskatchewan?
The Coalition to Stop Smart Meters asks, ” Please tell us, Mr. Bennett, what
is the right number, how many homes must burn before you will stop this
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