British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal approves smart meter class action

On August 28, 2012, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal issued a decision approving a representative complaint (akin to a class action) against BC Hydro on behalf of “those persons allegedly diagnosed with electromagnetic hypersensitivity and who have been advised to avoid exposure to wireless technology”.

The Tribunal found that the complaint brought by the Citizens for Safe Technology Society properly alleges a breach of the Human Rights Code in that it alleges a disability, adverse treatment in respect of a service customarily available to the public, and a nexus or connection between the disability and the adverse treatment. By way of the Complaint, the Citizens for Safe Technology Society seeks:

  • A declaration that BC Hydro has discriminated against each person in the Class by failing to provide each person in the Class with an unconditional written commitment that BC Hydro will refrain from installing and/or operating a wireless smart meter at the individual’s place of residence and/or residential complex.
  • An order that BC Hydro cease and desist forthwith from the said discrimination by offering to refrain from installing and/or operating a wireless smart meter at the individual’s place of residence and/or residential complex.

On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization recognized that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are a Class 2B possible human cancer risk. The emissions generated by the Microwave Device fall under this classification of emissions and risk.

The Citizens for Safe Technology Society is currently fundraising to bring a tort action against BC Hydro so as to prohibit the imposition of microwave emitting smart meters on BC residents regardless of whether they have electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

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9 Responses to British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal approves smart meter class action

  1. Jiohn Cook says:

    SURELY EVERY COMMUNITY IN THE GLOBE THREATENED BY YET ANOTHER EXPERIMENTOF MICROWAVES, MUST BE MORE THAN PLEASED BY THIS DECISION.
    HEALTH IS OUR TRUE WEALTH AND THE SOONER THE PUBLIC COME TO BE AWARE THAT RADIATION MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE EQUAQTION THE BETTER .THE EHS SUFFERERS MUST RECEIVE THE SUPPORT THAT THE REQUIRE NOT JUST “IT DOESN’T AFFECT ME , WHY SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT YOU AS IS THE ATTITUDE AT PRESENT. 2017 AND WE ARE TOLD THAT 50% OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE SIMILARILY KNOCKED FOR SIX.

  2. Archie says:

    Anyone checked on what sort of meter Mr O,Brien has in his meter-box? What about your favourite / least liked political dude?

    • Con says:

      I was actually thinking of that the other day, Mr. O’Brien must come on this site to seek instructions on how to avoid getting one!!

      • Pam says:

        Archie – Con Minister O’B rien has HIS HEAD IN THE SAND. OF COURSE HE MUST LOOK AT THIS SITE. Love to know if he has a SMART METER. He just doesn’t get the message……….There are thousands of us who won’t be voting for him come next Election and if thinks for a minute we are going to give up he is mistaken. We have too much to lose in the way of our HEALTH, PRIVACY AND SAFETY AND NOW SECURITY according to the latest POSTS.Hope you all have a good weekend. …..Cheers Pam 🙂

  3. fantastic! this is an awesome breakthrough. i am thrilled. this will weaken the power , of installations everywhere eventually as this is spread and used to fight them here and everywhere. it is a long fight, but worth it in the end. we cannot sit back and accept any of this radiation devices forced upon us. the ramafications are horrific and destroy people’s lives. how dare they. fight to claim our human rights. we have the power.

    • Sharron says:

      Leenah- My thoughts exactly! Many people just do not understand how bad this stuff is for us, believing instead what is told by the electricity ‘thieves’ and politicians, who lie for a living. Capitalism now rules the world, too many rich tycoons controlling the masses, in a country such as ours for this to be happening is an utter disgrace and must be stopped…end of story!

  4. justice says:

    This is great news for us, as I am electromagnetic hypersenitive to this smart meter, and I was advised this week to contact Human Rights, which I will do as I cannot live with the smart meter in the wall of my bedroom and I have moved out and living elsewhere Perhaps it would be a good idea if folks out there with the same condition would contact the Human Rights and hopefully we will be believed and recieve help from this inhuman treatment of being forced to accept these radio active frequences emitting from the smart meter. The Government and electrical power companies, are treating the people of Australia in a cruel way, by refusing to listen or believe, that we are genuine about our health disorders, this could only known as deliberate degrading treatment and should be taken to human rights.

  5. Pam says:

    I would dearly love to see a CLASS ACTION bought against the Power Companies AND THE GOVERNMENT to STOP THE INSTALLATION OF SMART METERS IN VICTORIA and anywhere else in Australia they are comtemplating INSTALLING THEM. How many more “POSTS” outlining the DANGERS OF THESE DARN THINGS will it take before WE CAN ALL GET BACK TO NORMAL????? In the meatime my BOX IS STAYING LOCKED AND MY SIGNS are being DISPLAYED. I do not trust the Power Companies one bit or the Government either. We all know they are working together for their own GREEDY GAINS and they are a PACK OF LIARS. End Of Story……………….Pam

  6. Melbourne Mum says:

    YES! YES! This must happen here also… where is OUR Human Rights Tribunal? Go Citizens for Safe Technology!!!

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