Referendum on Smart Meters Sought for BC

On Thursday (Nov. 24), publicly announced their plan to seek a referendum on BC Hydro’s Smart Meter program by using the province’s Recall and Initiative Act. Here is the video of their press conference with Walt McGinnis and Steve Satow:  

If you are one of the thousands of British Columbians who is opposed to, or concerned about, BC Hydro’s mandatory installation of 1.8 million smart meters on homes and businesses, then please SIGN THIS FORM to pre-register for the petition that will demand a referendum on the subject.

Pre-registration is crucial because once the petition drive is underway, organizers and volunteers must gather signatures from 10% of registered voters in each of BC’s 85 ridings within a fixed period of time. By pre-registering so that you can be contacted quickly for your signature when the time comes, you ensure the success of this campaign for a referendum on smart meters.

(Even if you are one of the 15,000 British Columbians who signed the recent petition to halt smart meters, which NDP Energy Critic John Horgan presented in Legislature on Thursday, you still need to fill out this pre-registration form for the referendum.)

In the meantime, do what you can to keep a smart meter off of your home by posting the necessary sign, and by physically barricading your current hydro meter with plywood, padlocks, wire freezer basket – whatever you’ve got.

Download sign here.

Some examples of barricades here.

For more information, visit Citizens for Safe Technology.

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and the author of 8 books of poetry and nonfiction. Latest titles: DEVOLUTION (poems of ecopocalypse), UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact:
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