Archive for category Gordon Campbell

BC Hydro inflated claims of smart-meter benefits, NDP critic says

 MARK HUME   VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 8:50PM EST  Last updated Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 8:52PM EST  BC Hydro provided the public with misleading financial information in order to justify spending more than $1-billion to install smart meters across the province, claims NDP energy critic Adrian Dix. In a detailed letter […]

You’re Going to Get Zapped

Why you shouldn’t believe Premier Clark’s claims her government just spared you from big Hydro rate hikes. by Bill Tieleman – The Tyee – May 29, 2012 Restore an independent Utilities Commission to re-regulate BC Hydro’s electricity rates.” — BC Liberal Party 2001 election platform. Some political promises are hard to keep, others are violated […]

Vancouver Sun, Black Press: gatekeepers for BC Liberals’ smart meter program

by  George Wells Ever since the “smart” meter controversy began in British Columbia over a year ago, the media has been suspiciously quiet. If it hadn’t been for various letters to the editor—the only method of debate the corporate media is allowing—and a few scant pieces on the TV news, British Columbians might not even know […]

High Voltage: Spin & Lies of a Global Energy Grid

by Joyce Nelson The plans have been spun over the decades, but now large corporate players, controlling strategic committees in Washington and Ottawa, are ready to transform the continent and drain Canada of energy – oil, gas, hydro – all without any public involvement except that taxpayers are expected to foot the bill The people […]

Smart meters present health risks

Published: June 22, 2011 Dear Editor: In July of this year, B.C. Hydro and Fortis will embark upon a $1 billion plus venture to replace every analog hydro meter in the province with a wireless smart electrical meter. For consumers of electricity, who face up to a 50 per cent increase in their electrical utility […]

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