The B.C. Government does a back flip on their smart meter mandate by suggesting that they won’t force people to accept a wireless smart meter after 60,000 people objected to having one installed on their property.
It was reported on CBC News “The B.C. government won’t force people to get a wireless BC Hydro smart meter if they don’t want one, but they are likely going to pay an extra fee for the opting out of the system.
Energy Minister Bill Bennett says the details are still being ironed out, but it is clear someone will have to pay the extra cost and it won’t be those who have agreed to have the wireless meters installed…..
Opponents concerned about health
The $1 billion plan to install 1.8 million smart meters across B.C. has met with opposition for several reasons, including the cost of the program, concerns about privacy and hacking of the systems, and possible health effects of the wireless technology……”
The complete article can be found here CBC News B.C. Smart Meter
A video covering the same subject can be found here
It is interesting to note that right at the end of the linked video it was mentioned that originally both the Government and the Power Company insisted that all customers will have to have the meters installed because the system won’t work if not everyone is on board. Now that the B.C. Government has backed tracked on this requirement, critics will question whether the billion dollar program will still be worth the money. It is important to note that the very same excuse that everyone “will have to have a smart meter for the system to work” was made by the previous energy minister Michael O’Brien in correspondence to those who challenged him on the need to have a smart meter. And so the lies begin to surface and the mandate begins to unravel. Time to put pressure on our local Government to come clean.