Tuesday January 10, 2012
How Smart Are Those Meters?
speak out against meters in short film clip
Submitted by Walter McGinnis
are so many things wrong with how things are going in this province, in this
country and around the world. The global roll out of so called smart meters
is a battering ram penetrating our homes and our private lives and thus
destroying fundamental rights and freedoms that are associated with a free
and democratic society. Smart meters are another example of what is going
This film however is about doing the right thing. We are fighting back, and
this film will be part of our effort to get the truth out to the people so
that we can stop injustice in its tracks. Please take 5 minutes out of your
busy schedules to view the trailer and if you like it please consider making
a donation to help fund getting the movie completed.
Injunction Requested Against
Smart Meter Program
Released by Una St. Clair, Citizens For Safe Technology Society
has filed a complaint under Section 47 of the Utilities Commission Act
requesting a stop to the Smart Meter rollout claiming that the wireless
capability and the "snooping" components are outside the scope of the Clean
Energy Act and not in the public interest.
HERE to read Injunction Request
You can help with this Injunction action. We encourage individuals and
groups to send an e-mail to the BC Utilities Commission requesting the right
to have their concerns heard in the proceedings. BC Hydro must respond by
January 13 to the Injunction Request, and CST has until January 27 to
provide rebuttal. It would be helpful if those wishing to participate would
advise the BCUC by end of January. There is no risk or cost to participating
in these proceedings.
Send a quick e-mail now to BC Utilities Commission, Attention: Erica
Refer to our complaint filed December 22, 2011 under Andrea Collins, the
Citizens for Safe Technology Society, and BC Hydro and Power Authority
Do you want to help in this fight for our rights?
CST has joined with the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters to actively pursue
legal and human rights solutions. The Smart Meter regime makes mockery of
our civil and human rights, democratic processes and freedoms to life and
liberty, and this challenge must be faced and won for today's families and
If we, the people, are to bring sanity back to British Columbia we will only
do so with donations to fund the ongoing legal and human rights actions.
Every penny donated goes to finding solutions, as all our support is
volunteer. Therefore, this is an urgent request for donations to help clean
up this mess!
Donations by credit card can be made at the CST website via PayPal
Or Deposit cash to Coalition Bank Account at any Royal Bank,
Or Mail a cheque to "Coalition to Stop Smart Meters", P.O. Box 88154,
West Shore RPO, Victoria, B.C. V9C 6K8
The Elderly being Harrassed
We are seeing a pattern developing where the elderly are especially being
harrassed and intimidated by Corix installers and BC Hydro representatives,
Yesterday, reports came in from White Rock, Surrey and Richmond of many
different abuse of power tactics. In one situation, while a group of elderly
condo owners were meeting in good faith with a BC Hydro customer service
representative, believing that their needs would be accommodated, their
whole building was simultaneously fitted with Smart Meters. They were
horrified at such underhanded tactics by BC Hydro when at the end of the
meeting, they found that all choice was gone and the meeting was just a ploy
to remove and contain dissension.
We recommend that you do not enter into verbal discussions with any BC Hydro
or Corix employee, either by phone or in person. Insist that all
correspondence be in writing for legal documentation which can be used to
protect your rights. The intimidation and threats of power shut off are all
being made verbally, and will not be made in writing. The written word is
the only protection people have in this situation, and is necessary in any
legal or human rights proceedings.
BC Hydro is now attempting to isolate and neutralize opposition. They are
doing this by contacting those refusing smart meters and requesting a
"meeting" to discuss. However, these meetings are nothing more than further
intimidation attempts. We recommend you use the letter format below to
protect yourself at this time.
HERE for Letter Refusing Meeting
The Three Pronged Attack
There are currently three organizations actively working together on three
CST & the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters are currently pursuing Injunctive
Relief with the BC Utilities Commission as well as Human Rights Action to
support those with medical diagnosis be accommodated with an analogue meter.
Stop Smart Meters.ca is pursuing the Citizens' Initiative Petition which has
the power to eliminate smart meters with the people's vote. Although this is
a process that will be accomplished over the next two years, NOW is the time
to tell your friends and to PRE-REGISTER. Take a couple of minutes and do it
Click HERE to
Pre-Register for Direct Democracy Action
Best wishes from all of the volunteers at CST. We send our encouragement,
support, and hugs to all of you who feel under threat in your own home and
neighbourhood. We will continue to do everything we can to make the world a
better place for you, your family, and the natural world. We are happy that
you chose to join us in these endeavours, and encourage you to share this
information with neighbours and friends. Together, we can win this fight.
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