BC Hydro Supreme Court battle over smart meters begins
Posted Dec 7, 2015 6:57 pm PST
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A Supreme Court battle between BC Hydro and a group concerned with radiation emitting technology began today.
Director of the Coalition Against Smart Meters, Sharon Noble, is concerned about some of the health risks associated with the radiation emitted from these meters.
There are similar kinds of radiation from common items, but Noble says with those, there’s at least a choice.
“I choose not to have a WiFi modem, I choose not to use a cell phone, I choose not to have a cordless phone, but I haven’t been given a choice about having a smart meter.”
Noble says this case is directly related to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and 96 per cent of customers are not able to opt out.
“If we allow BC Hydro to trample on our freedoms, it sets a very dangerous precedent for the next time the government decides it wants to do something like this.”
The case is scheduled to run through Friday.