There’s a new expression in British Columbia.
It (Corix) is a large conglomerate which “helps build and manage utility infrastructures in North America,” it boasts.
It’s also under contract for the likes of BC Hydro and “Starting in summer 2011 Corix Utilities will begin installing 1.8 million smart meters for BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Project in several communities throughout BC, with completion targeted for December 2012,”it states.
The trouble is, it does this without asking householders’ permissions and in the face of increasingly strident objections from people who believe the meters constitute dangerous health hazards because of radiation they emit.
Employees can also go ahead with the installations whether you’re at home or not, and whether you like it or not.
But,”People need to know BC Hydro has no mandate for wireless smart meters under the Clean Energy Act, that they have the right to refuse a radiofrequency transmitter on their home under federal law, that they have the right to demand a certified electrician do any work on their home so as not to void their home insurance, that BC Hydro has stated in the papers those who don’t want a smart meter for now won’t get one.” , says one of those who’ s resisting installations, continuing:
“The posting of the ‘No Trespassing sign’, with signature and address and date appears to be working in many cases, although not all,” adding, “At present, it is all about implied consent – if you don’t say No, then it is assumed you have consented to this new device. You can ask to see your contract with BC Hydro, which requires your signature showing agreement to the change of service from a meter to a computer, transmitter, surveillance device.”