After all the years of reading Tom Fletcher’s attacks, diatribes and clearly biased articles about smart meters and our resistance to this mandatory program, it was odd to read one that had even a modicum of truth in it. What wasn’t unexpected was he missed the entire point of the class action and the most important part of Judge Adair’s decision.
Significantly the judge found that the foundational argument of the case survived the vociferous attack by BC Hydro, and found merit and plausibility of the cause of action which embodied the Charter of Rights, Section 7 Liberty of Interest.
In short, the court recognized that the right to be free from government interference regarding choices of a fundamental and personal nature within one’s home was a valid argument. That is a major success that all British Columbians should celebrate. It is a major step in our fight for our right as it pertains to forced smart meter application and unacceptable microwave radiation emissions .
It is always confusing to see anyone gleeful when our rights are trampled by the government. We should all be distressed that we must fight for them in court. When the government decides unilaterally to disregard personal choice as this government did by mandating the installation of smart meters on every home, when our personal refuges, our homes are invaded by something about which many intelligent, well-informed individuals have concerns, we should all be very worried.
The tens of thousands of people who have refused having the smart meter, who have fought for their Charter Right to protect their homes and their families, should be thanked. They have fought not just for themselves but for every British Columbian, and they will continue to fight. Allowing the corporations and government to deny our basic fundamental right sets a dangerous precedent.
Sharon Noble,Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters