Recall next step in smart meter fight

StopSmartMeters.ca launches recall campaign to stop installation of B.C. Hydro smart meters

An ongoing battle against the installation of B.C. Hydro smart meters is about to be taken to the next level.

A group of concerned citizens announced Thursday that they plan to mount an initiative campaign – similar to the recent HST recall – which they hope will force the provincial government to remove the meters from B.C. homes.

“We haven’t been given a chance to have a say in a fair and orderly manner,” said Walt McGinnis, spokesperson for StopSmartMeters.ca.

“If the government has decided to charge ahead and plug (the smart meters) in, then that’s a problem they’ll have to deal with (if a recall is successful).”

McGinnis said they’re not ready to start collecting signatures yet, but that they want the government to be aware that although B.C. Hydro has already begun smart meter installations, the fight is far from over.

“This has always been an issue of democracy. No matter what other concerns there are (about smart meters), the big issue is the lack of fair process,” he said. “We’re giving the citizens of B.C. a chance to vote, and that’s ultimately the important thing.”

McGinnis added that the stopsmartmeters.ca website is currently taking a poll and gauging support for the initiative. If and when the group does gain approval for its petition, it will have 90 days to collect signatures from at least 10 per cent of the registered voters in each of the province’s electoral districts.

 

Just Posted

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

VicPD officer used siren, emergency lights to get kids to school: OPCC report

Annual misconduct report includes VicPD former chief Frank Elsner and other officers

VicPD return Victoria fugitive from France for attempted murder trial

Sebastien Normandin, 49, charged with attempts to hit former girlfriend with car

West Shore RCMP catches driver going 50 kilometres over speed limit

Driver caught on Veterans Memorial Parkway between Sooke and Kelly Roads

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

POLL: Are you satisfied with the result of the federal election?

The ballots have now been counted and the dust has settled on… Continue reading

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

Open house for Royal Beach tonight

The third open house to gather public input on Royal Beach takes… Continue reading

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Most Read