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Smart Meter Action Kit
This "Smart Meter" Action Kit contains valuable information about so-called "Smart Meters." Conveniently, this information is being withheld by hydro and power authorities in hopes that deployment will go ahead unchallenged, without sufficient research into the health, safety and security issues involved.
SMART METER ACTION KIT OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION
WEBSITE FOR THE COALITION TO STOP SMART METERS IN BC
MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
EMAIL ADDRESS for registration or letters to BCUC: email@example.com
EMAIL ADDRESS for BC HYDRO / Greg Reimer firstname.lastname@example.org
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A call for drivers from the Okanagan - includes contact information and other details
CORRECTION: The wrong phone number was on the attached flyer update about carpooling in the Kamloops, Shuswap and Okanagan areas. The correct phone number to call if you need a ride or can offer one to Vancouver for the class action lawsuit is: 250 835 4864
Attached are the instructions for all who would like to attend the Courthouse hearings the week of December 7, 2015.
On Day ONE there will be a peaceful rally and we are encouraging you to attend!
contains details of the 5 day proceeding, background, and a sign to carry if attending
We really hope to see you on the morning of December 7, 2015!
(updated October 25, 2015) Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro Proceeding December 7 to 11, 2015
(public attendance at any time during this period will be beneficial)
PARTICIPATE on opening morning MONDAY, December 7, 2015
Application for Certification from Class Action Plaintiffs - October 1, 2015
PLEASE ATTEND at BC Supreme Court, Vancouver BC
" . . . If you believe our society benefits from adhering to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, if you refuse to accept the
decline of a fair and respectful society in BC, if you believe citizens have the right to control their personal space,
then set aside some time to stand up for our democratic values by being present during these important court
proceedings against BC Hydro's injustices. The plaintiffs would value your support as well, as they are fighting for the
rights of all people in BC, those imposed with smart meters against their will, as well as those with "legacy" meters.
"It is important to know that 96% of BC Hydro customers are not eligible for opt out choice due to arbitrary and inequitable "rule making", including those objectors on whom a microwave radiation emitting Meter has been imposed against their will.
"For a basic life necessity such as electricity, where participation is not a choice, consumers must have the freedom to choose. These are serious times worthy of some extra effort to stop the erosion of our liberties. Please attend at the court house. . . .
BC Supreme Court Vancouver, BC
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro Proceeding
December 7 to 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. - noon; 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
BC Supreme Court
800 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1 (604) 660-2847
Commencing December 7, 2015, the Supreme Court of BC will have the first opportunity in court proceedings to hear the truth about BC Hydro's flagrant disregard of our Charter Rights in relation to the deployment of their microwave radiation emitting smart meter program.
In addition to the Plaintiffs who commenced this litigation, six representative plaintiffs are supporting the lawsuit by way of personal affidavits which expose BC Hydro's unacceptable conduct. The situation of each plaintiff is representative of the different circumstances forced upon thousands of BC Hydro customers who have had their democratic rights and freedoms trampled.
The scheduled BC Supreme Court proceedings in Vancouver, B.C. from December 7 to 11, 2015, are applying for the judge's approval to certify this civil lawsuit against BC Hydro as a Class Action, thereby providing legal representation for all BC Hydro customers who have been actively and knowingly denied their constitutional rights.
The Plaintiffs' position is that it is a fundamental personal choice for reason that "there exists a reasonable basis for concern about health risk so as to give rise to a right of autonomy and free choice as to whether a microwave radiation emitting Meter is operational from one's own Dwelling." Due to BC Hydro's actions, the plaintiffs experience loss of personal choice and loss of autonomy to decide for themselves whether a microwave radiation emitting Meter will operate at their respective dwellings or place of business.
BC Hydro acts as a provincial government agent and is subject to the application of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms with respect to treatment of their customers. The Plaintiffs plead that BC Hydro's requirements for electrical service are arbitrary, overly broad, grossly disproportional and lacking in parity, and have come into effect through a lack of democratic process.
This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the following conduct by BC Hydro:
a) Operation of a microwave radiation emitting Meter at a dwelling or workplace of a Customer who at any time requests that there be no operation of a microwave radiation emitting Meter.
b) Threatening or effecting a Service Refusal.
c) Exacting payment from a Customer of an Opt-Out Fee in exchange for BC Hydro abiding by the Customer's choice to be free from the installation / operation of a microwave radiation emitting Meter at a particular dwelling or workplace.
d) Exacting payment from a Customer of a Failed Installation Fee related to BC Hydro's attendance at a dwelling or workplace to install a microwave radiation emitting Meter where installation is not carried out because of either an objection made by a Customer or an obstruction.
This litigation also challenges the constitutional validity of the various legislative and administrative acts which BC Hydro claims gives them authority to act with impunity.
Legal documents, registration & donation forms can be accessed here: http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/CLASS-ACTION-Lawsuit-PACKAGE--refreshed-October-25-2015,85,3617
If you believe our society benefits from adhering to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, if you refuse to accept the decline of a fair and respectful society in BC, if you believe citizens have the right to control their personal space, then set aside some time to stand up for our democratic values by being present during these important court proceedings against BC Hydro's injustices. The plaintiffs would value your support as well, as they are fighting for the rights of all people in BC, those imposed with smart meters against their will, as well as those with "legacy" meters.
It is important to know that 96% of BC Hydro customers are not eligible for opt out choice due to arbitrary and inequitable "rule making", including those objectors on whom a microwave radiation emitting Meter has been imposed against their will.
For a basic life necessity such as electricity, where participation is not a choice, consumers must have the freedom to choose. These are serious times worthy of some extra effort to stop the erosion of our liberties. Please attend at the court house.
On July 18, 2013, Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines for the BC Provincial Liberals, made the following statement by way of press release announcing BC Hydro's "Meter Choices Program":
"As we have said, nobody will be forced to take a smart meter. I believe that this is a fair and reasonable solution for all British Columbians".
Well said, Mr. Bennett, and now, we remind you to stand by your words.
If Mr. Bennett had remained true to his documented assurances of fair and reasonable solutions for all people in BC, these court proceedings would not have been necessary at all.
We really hope to see you on December 7 to 11, 2015!
St.Clair, Citizens for Safe Technology Society
Sharon Noble, Stop Smart Meters
Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated October, 2015
The following package is for those who wish to approach their doctors with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiation. It contains links organized into specific health effect categories. These links can be printed out according to personal areas of need or concern, and used to start a dialogue with doctors who may not as yet have associated certain health conditions with EMF or RF exposure.
The introductory letter on pages 1 and 2 contains a link to the entire list, and may be useful to your doctor as a reference tool.
"Dear Medical Professional:
"Your patient has asked us for support in providing you with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, recently reclassified by the WHO/IARC as a Class 2B, possible human carcinogen.
"This WHO risk category also includes lead, DDT, chloroform, and dioxane, and is relevant to all wireless devices emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, cell phones, IPads, Wi-Fi routers, wireless games, baby monitors, and smart meters . . .
"Many doctors have already given medical advice to their patients by way of a medical letter or note on a prescription form stating that the patient should avoid, for medical reasons, living in a residence or residential complex at which a wireless meter is operating in order to maintain their health or avoid aggravating a medical condition. This medical advice stating the health condition and advising the patient that they should avoid ongoing exposure to wireless radiofrequency and smart meter emissions will allow your patient to participate in the Human Rights Action currently underway. We are hopeful that the individual's right to protect their health as advised by their medical doctor will be upheld by the Human Rights Tribunal, and this forced exposure within their own home to undesirable microwave radiofrequency emissions will be replaced with reasonable and respectful accommodation by BC Hydro . . . "
Information categories contained in this package:
Registration Notice, instructions and background information (updated)
FOR FortisBC Customers
As yet there is no Class Action Lawsuit in motion in the FortisBC Electric service area.
In the meantime, we encourage FortisBC customers to register their refusal of a smart meter with FortisBC using the following "No-Fee Opt-Out Registration Notice" form.
Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT Registration Notice FortisBC
FortisBC No Trespassing Sign
FortisBC confirmation of application
September 18, 2013: FortisBC Inc Radio-Off AMI Meter Option Application to BCUC
PLEASE SIGN AND HELP! (Reposted from February, 2015)
Subject; BC Hydro / Fortis BC
Objective; To make aware that low income families, growing families, old age pensioners cannot afford these huge increases and to stop the hikes from continuing. To have the new smart meters removed & or investigated for errors, and last but not least, to have the policy changed on BC hydro not being responsible for damages / fires done to homes from malfunctioning smart meters.
The residents of British Columbia are struggling right now. The new "smart meters" were supposed to help us, but so far, it has caused nothing but problems. Some had left BC for the holidays and used ZERO energy, but BC Hydro's smart meters can be viewed online, and said some were using energy when they were not even home. We have Enough power to send to California where they pay less, meanwhile we are losing our shirts. There are no other options available in BC, They are the primary suppliers for power & they have us trapped. They are not responsible for any damages to properties. There have already been homes that have been damaged Via fire to defective Smart meters. This is a human rights issue. Not just a financial one, and this petition will be submitted to every Ombudsman, MP, and Federal Government, possible. PLEASE SIGN AND HELP!
The main focus here is to show goverment officials and the corporation that this really hurts young, growing, families. Senior citizens that are on fixed incomes and to show these parties that even though we are doing everything we can to conserve energy, we are still paying an overzealous amount. Not to mention, these parties will not fix the dam in Jordan River that is extremely old. They would rather try to get rid of the residents out of their dwelling... When you sign this petition you are opening a lot of doors. Dont forget the election is comming up! This may just work to our advantage!!!
Sean Holman - The Tyee
There's an important new book out that will likely be very useful for this and other related issues: your right to know; how to use the law to access government information; how to access what government hides; how to hold institutions accountable; how to request pertinent info from government using both informal and formal requests. This information is rightfully free because it is a public interest issue.
"In their recently published book "Your Right to Know", journalists Jim Bronskill and David McKie have done yeomans' work explaining how Canadians can use freedom of information requests to get government secrets. But, at the federal level, it's work they shouldn't have needed to do -- pointing to another problem with Canada's broken access to information laws.
"Introduced in 1980 by Pierre Trudeau's Liberals, the Access to Information Act gave Canadians a limited right to request government records. The bureaucracy's filing cabinets could now metaphorically be opened by anyone -- unless the records in them included 75 different kinds of information that would still be considered secret.
"But, even with those limits, the Trudeau administration seemed to have little interest in telling voters about their newfound rights or how to exercise them.
"Just before the act came into force, the Globe and Mail told readers the government would be "placing posters in post offices and public libraries" to advertise the new program. But "it plans nothing else in the way of public information," a deficiency noted by information commissioner Inger Hansen in her first annual report. . . .
BC Hydro, government members and contacts, Federal MP's, media
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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