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REFUSAL NOTICE for BC Hydro's province-wide letter (TIME SENSITIVE!)
FORM LETTER TEMPLATE with INSTRUCTIONS for use.
Keep It Simple - Just say no - and stand by your word.
If you received Hydro's letter, the following template, with instructions, will assist you if you still wish to stand up for your basic human rights and speak for choice in the matter.
1. Update the letter template with your own personal details. When filling in your account number on the letter you send, please use your account details from your statement, NOT from letters received from BC Hydro. This letter template can be altered as you choose to most accurately reflect your situation and the message you wish to communicate.
2. Send by e-mail to BC Hydro and Corix (e-mail links in body of letter), and follow by regular or registered mail to
BC Hydro. Send Attention Gary Murphy. BC Hydro appears to be deleting some e-mails. Keep records of your correspondence. Time is of the essence- if you don't reply with written refusal to any Hydro letter advising of installation, your silence will, no doubt, be taken as compliance to installation.
3. Next, send e-mail copies to the public officials listed. (Note: You may wish to remove your personal details, such as your account number, before doing so.
4. Make sure to send an e-mail copy to your individual MLA, and mayor and council. It is also VERY IMPORTANT that you go in to see your MLA or you phone at the very least, and make a lot of noise about your rights being diminished.
We recommend that all correspondence with BC Hydro be made in writing. However, if you are caught off guard on the phone with a BC Hydro person, you can read this letter aloud over the phone to them, as it expresses your refusal. Don't stop reading once you start until you have finished. Hang up once you are done. Most people confirm that it is useless to discuss refusal with Smart Meter reps, as they are operating from a script only, with no deviation possible. JUST READ THE LETTER ALOUD IF THEY CALL YOU AND CATCH YOU OFF GUARD. Keep the letter beside the phone.
It is imperative that people respond in writing to the last letter and that it be received by mail as well as by e-mail, of which they may attempt to deny receipt. Make sure that all letters are kept by you as copies and documented as to the date of mailing.
NOTE - Keep your signs beside the meter dated, signed, with your address and account number visible. Some people have had their signs removed and smart meter installed with the reason being given by the installer that there are no personal details qualifying the notices.
MAKE A NOISE - The slide to dictatorship and denial of democratic rights should be hugely concerning to every single citizen of Canada, no matter if they like microwave device smart meters or not.
There are a number of different methods available at different websites which can communicate your refusal of the microwave device. This letter is provided as a guide only, and can be altered as suits your situation. There are no claims attached to this letter. We suggest you choose the methods of communication with which you feel most comfortable. We are all working together to return rights and freedoms to the citizens of BC.
Una St.Clair, CST
Attention: Mr. Gary Murphy, Chief Project Officer
Smart Metering Program
Southpoint Drive, Burnaby BC, V3N 4X8
Attention: FINAL REFUSAL NOTICE TO B.C. Hydro and agents and/or assignees thereof:
Dear Sirs / Mesdames:
Re: Account # on invoice: _____________
I am the holder of the above-referenced account with your utility, and the occupant of the above-referenced residential dwelling ("My Home").
This letter is my FINAL REFUSAL NOTICE AND RESPONSE to your continued harassment via letters and phone calls threatening to install a microwave device (wireless smart meter) on my home in spite of my previous correspondence CATEGORICALLY REFUSING THIS MICROWAVE DEVICE AND REFUSING YOU ENTRY to my property for the express purpose of CHANGING the current meter for said microwave device.
Given the existing and developing scientific and professional concerns regarding the person and property risks from fire as well as incalculable risks to health, safety and security from these microwave devices, I continue to refuse the placing of such a device on my property, in any location. You are hereby prohibited AT ANY TIME, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE, from entering my property for the purpose of installing such a microwave device.
You assert your contractual right to "access" your equipment. I agree that you may continue to access this property and your equipment for the purpose of reading the present non-radiofrequency radiation meter. If our current meter needs replacement, you may replace it with a safe and secure analogue meter.
I interpret your actions of continued harassment and threatening behaviour as abuse of power by a monopoly and a clear violation of the rights and freedoms afforded to me by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as enshrined in our Canadian Constitution. Your departure from the very foundation of our social structure and violation of our basic democratic process is evidenced by the need to protect people from such actions via the Human Rights Class Action lawsuit approved against BC Hydro. (optional clause - delete if not applicable - I am a plaintiff in this regard, and further harassment of me is contrary to the Human Rights Code.)
You are on notice that my family and I rely on our power supply from BC Hydro for our health and livelihood. In the event that you cut off power to my home as a result of my refusal to allow you to install a microwave device at my home, I will consider you to have breached the Tariff, and I will hold you accountable for damages in that regard.
As a customer of this public utility, I demand you immediately institute CHOICE at no cost by way of an opt out program which can be accessed by all of us who unequivocally refuse microwave device smart meters on our property. BC Hydro and the BC Liberals are well aware that opt out provisions are now being mandated in most places where smart metering is being implemented, including Quebec. I stand resolute in my demand to be respected as your customer and as a citizen of British Columbia, Canada.
All harassment, intimidation and threats to me or my family by BC Hydro's employees or assigns in their efforts to force a microwave device upon me against my will, despite being condoned by the BC Liberals, must stop immediately.
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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