BC Hydro is a publicly owned corporation, and we the people do have a right to express our opinion about how the company conducts its business.
There was no public consultation on installing the smart meters. In fact, UBCM mayors voted 55-45 per cent to place a moratorium on the installation of smart meters.
BC Hydro does not have a billion dollars to buy these smart meters, so who will pay? We will.
I read that after much public outcry, in Australia, the Netherlands and Sacramento they are being taken out, after it was discovered that ordinary Joe and Jane average were facing increases in their hydro bills to the tune of 300 to 400 per cent. Not to mention, the radio waves are not good for our health.
Smart meters are constant surveillance 24/7-365. Information is stored in a BC Hydro computer and, in my opinion, will be shared with other organizations.
You have the right to refuse smart meters being installed in your house.
If BC Hydro should cut off power because we refused the smart meters, in my opinion they will be slapped with a huge class-action lawsuit.