Walker Morrow, Victoria Politics Examiner: Earlier this month in the Globe and Mail, Justine Hunter laid out the parallels between BC Liberals’ HST debacle + current controversy over BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program

The latest in Smart Meters: it’s Bill Vander Zalm and the HST all over again

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Victoria Politics Examiner

November 13, 2011

Earlier this month in the Globe and Mail, Justine Hunter laid out the parallels between the BC Liberals’ HST debacle and the current controversy over BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program:

Driven by a government-imposed deadline, BC Hydro is already well into what it is touting as the fastest smart meter installation program in the world. So the print, radio and television advertising blitz on behalf of the $1-billion program is coming after the point of no return.

And if there is a lesson in the backlash to the HST, it is that British Columbians don’t care to have change forced upon them.
British Columbians first were told in 2007 that the new meters were coming, but details wouldn’t follow until the installation contract was signed early in 2011.
In the meantime, completing the picture that British Columbians have no choice in the matter, the meter program was exempt from review by its regulator, the BC Utilities Commission.

You really should read the rest.

In the meantime, as Tom Fletcher notes for Black Press, Bill Vander Zalm has joined the anti-Smart Meters brigade:

Vander Zalm asserts that smart meters and appliances create such a powerful surveillance network, “they’ll even know what you’re cooking.”

There are those who claim smart meters can tell what channel your TV is on, but this is the first I’ve heard about them detecting whether you’re having eggs or oatmeal for breakfast.
And who might “they” be?
“The big picture is of course that we’re moving to globalization,” Vander Zalm intones. “Eventually we’ll be governed out of Brussels, Belgium or someplace like that. And this all ties into that. They can monitor what’s happening anywhere in the world. It’s Big Brother. We’ll be totally controlled.”

Just what opponents of Smart Metering need: more Bill Vander Zalm.

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One Response to Walker Morrow, Victoria Politics Examiner: Earlier this month in the Globe and Mail, Justine Hunter laid out the parallels between BC Liberals’ HST debacle + current controversy over BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program

  1. goyodelarosa says:

    PRE-REGISTER FOR PETITION AGAINST ‘SMART METERS’ HERE:

    http://stopsmartmeters.ca/

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