EVENT COVERAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

RALLIES TO STOP BC HYDRO WIRELESS SMART METERS

When:

Vancouver – Saturday, September 17th, 2011, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Victoria – Sunday, September 18th, 2011,  2:30 – 4:00 pm

Where:

Vancouver Art Gallery steps (West Georgia and Howe)

Victoria Legislature lawn. (Downtown)

The BC Liberal government wants to put a costly, invasive, harmful and insecure Wireless “Smart” Meter onto every residence and business in B.C. without  the normal oversight protection of the BC Utilities Commission, without democratic public consultation and without our consent. They just want us to shut up and pay the bill!

Citizens for Safe Technology Society and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters have organized two rallies to raise awareness that we, the people, must demand an immediate moratorium and a complete review of this totalitarian program.

This is an opportunity for every person with concerns about loss of rights as a homeowner and citizen, invasion of privacy, endangerment of health & environment, higher bills, safety risks, job losses and the privatization and selling of our public utilities to speak out and be heard!

We intend to send a loud and clear message to the Liberals: We are taking back our Power!

The Liberal government has been consistently ignoring the public demands for consultation and choice, risks to people and environment and experiences from elsewhere that show no energy or cost savings. Of greatest concern is the highly undemocratic manner in which this “Dumb” Meter program is being forced upon us.

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