Letters to the Editor

Smart meter opponents within their rights

To the Editor,

B.C. Hydro claims to have the law on its side as it attempts to impose its smart metering program onto our unwary public. Oh really?

The constitution of Canada is the supreme law of Canada, and any law that is inconsistent with the provisions of the constitution is, to the extent of the inconsistency, of no force or effect.

Why does that matter? According to the Constitution Act, in each province the legislature may exclusively make laws in relation to the development, conservation and management of sites and facilities in the province for the generation and production of electrical energy. Nowhere does it state that the province has any authority whatsoever to make laws with respect to the distribution of electrical energy. In other words, the provincial government’s attempts to impose smart meters upon anyone via legislation is unlawful and of no force or effect. B.C. Hydro is being disingenuous and deceitful when it implies otherwise.

If you don’t currently have a smart meter and don’t want one, you are totally within your lawful rights to refuse.

Those who continue to refuse a smart meter should be lauded as heroes for continuing to defend our constitutional and unalienable rights.

James G. Smith
Nanaimo

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