Where do they get this?

I have been reading Hydro’s and Ted Olynyk’s defense of this horrid, dangerous smart meter program

I have been reading Hydro’s and Ted Olynyk’s defense of this horrid, dangerous smart meter program for more than 18 months now, and I am still surprised by the bizarre statistics they come up with.

The most recent one is “A one way ferry trip from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay” exposes a person to more radiation than being around a smart meter for 35 years!!

Where do they get this stuff? Another one is that the meters send out signals “only” one minute a day. Never is there any substantiation of these misleading statements.

The fact is that these meters emit very high levels of microwave radiation every 2-6 seconds all day every day and night. We have court-ordered documentation that PG&E was forced to provide about their ITRON meters, the same model and brand that Hydro is installing. What does Hydro have to argue this – nothing.

People are having appliances damaged by surges and poor installation by unqualified installers that Hydro will not pay to fix; they are receiving bills that are 2 and 3 times higher than last year’s before they got a smart meter and Hydro says the meters are correct.

When time of use billing is introduced bills will increase even more, especially for those who need to heat or cook during the day.

Experts warn that our private data cannot be secure – hackers can tell when we’re not home or asleep,can turn off our home’s power, or bring down the entire system.

Worst of all, we are being forced to have these dangerous invasive transmitters on our homes and we have no choice.

Just shut up and pay the bills. Minister Coleman and Hydro are saying they will work with us – by giving us three choices: pay $3,000-10,000 to have the meter moved away from the home; get off the grid; leave the province.

It’s time that Coleman and Christy Clark realize that many tens of thousands of British Columbians have refused these meters. 53 municipalities and the Union of BC Municipalities have asked for a moratorium and/or an opt out option. But Christy Clark says she doesn’t care.

Sharon Noble

Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters