The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution1 August 2013
SMART METER CLASS ACTION FILED JULY 25, 2013
DEMANDING RIGHT OF FREE CHOICE FOR ALL
Commencement of proceedings
With the support and representation of the Citizens for Safe Technology Society & the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, a class action has been brought against BC Hydro by Salt Spring Island resident, Nomi Davis.
The action was commenced on July 25, 2013, through the filing of a Notice of Civil Claim with the B.C. Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. A copy of the filed Notice of Civil Claim is posted at:
A detailed description of the Class is set out at paragraph 29 of the Notice of Civil Claim.
Quote attributable to Steve Satow:
"If BC Hydro has forced a smart meter on you, threatened to cut off your power or refused to provide you with power unless you accepted a smart meter, then you may fit within the Class of persons on behalf of whom this claim is brought."
Persons wishing to support or participate in the action may contact www.citizensforsafetechnology.org
The lawsuit seeks relief set out at paragraph 30 of the Notice of Civil claim, including an order that BC Hydro remove unwanted smart meters as well as a permanent injunction restraining BC Hydro from exacting payment in exchange for an opt out.
"Freedom to control the possible carcinogens emitted from one's own home is not a luxury, it is a right.
We will not stand by and let a government authority extort a payment in exchange for the preservation of our rights.
On April 19, 2013, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer released a detailed report explaining its designation of smart meter and other radiofrequency emissions as a possible human cancer agent. The 462-page report is publically available at:
About the representative plaintiff
Nomi Davis is a Salt Spring Island yoga teacher on whom a smart meter was imposed in a deceptive and coercive fashion against the resistance of Davis and her supporters. The August 22, 2012, event was taped:
Quote attributable to David M. Aaron, counsel for the Plaintiff:
The lawsuit asserts that the home is a private domain where free choice and autonomy rule. It claims a right of control over environmental exposures generated from one's own domestic dwelling; and it alleges that BC Hydro has unlawfully leveraged its monopoly powers to violate that right by coercively and deceptively imposing a smart meter on the Plaintiff and other members of the Class.
Next steps in litigation process
It is expected that BC Hydro will receive service of the Court documents today. B.C. Hydro will have 21 days (from being served) to file its defence pleading (Response to Civil Claim) after which the Plaintiff will seek to have the action certified under the Class Proceedings Act.
Sharon Noble, CST Director 250-478-7892
Steve Satow, CST Advisory Board Member, 250-744-2244
Una St.Clair, CST Executive Director 604-607-8601
"Mr. Moulder is an American industry consultant," said Frank Clegg, chairman of C4ST. "He has no place influencing Canada's safety review."
Thought this might be of interest. A friend of mine has been corresponding with Hydro Ottawa about having an analogue metre re-installed. She was told it isn't possible under Ontario legislation so she followed up to see if the laws would allow for a wired smart metre and here's the answer she received.
Ontario Regulation 425/06, sets out the criteria and requirements for meters and meter equipment systems and technology, which Hydro Ottawa is compliant with. Unfortunately the vendor that Hydro Ottawa that was best suited for the Hydro Ottawa Smart Meter implementation does not currently manufacture an electricity meter with wired communication capability.
Hydro Ottawa is looking into the possibility of providing a wired option for our customers. The downside to a wired option is that there are substantially more labour and material costs involved, and because these costs are outside of our normal practice these would be billed directly to the customer. You would also have the expense of having an electrician install a larger enclosure, and any relates expenses, including monthly costs for the phone line.
Both boys are electrosensitive. Jaden was lucky enough to be attending a school that had minimal wi-fi and none near his classroom. Evan was not. And the Sooke school district on southern Vancouver Island has, to date, been unwilling to accommodate electrosensitive students.
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