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Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE (Updated April 2, 2013)
To be posted at meter and sent to BC Hydro by e-mail and regular mail
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE
The following Smart Meter No-Fee Opt Out Registration Notice can be used by all BC Hydro Account holders in BC, with or without a smart meter.
It is for those citizens who believe we all have the right of autonomy in our own homes, the right to decide and choose for ourselves how we live and what risks we sustain within the sanctuary of our private residence.
This Notice forms the request to the BC Liberals and BC Hydro to honour our right to live without harassment and in peace in our own homes, in accordance with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as enshrined in the Canadian Constitution.
a) Mail one completed Notice with signature to BC Hydro at the address provided in the Notice;
b) Post one completed Notice with signature beside your meter (in a plastic protective covering or laminated);
c) Keep one completed Notice in a safe place for your records.
2. Next, copy the notice as printed on this page, and paste into the body of an e-mail addressed to BC Hydro, Corix, and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters (e-mail addresses supplied in the Notice).
3. Remove your personal account number from the original email, copy and paste it into another e-mail and send to the list below:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberal BC Leader Christy Clark, email@example.com
Minister of Health Margaret MacDiarmid, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Energy Rich Coleman email@example.com
BC Chief Medical Officer P.Kendall firstname.lastname@example.org
NDP Energy Critic John Horgan email@example.com
NDP Deputy Critic for Health firstname.lastname@example.org
NDP Health Critic Mike Farnworth email@example.com
NDP BC Leader Adrian Dix firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Party Federal Leader E. May email@example.com
Green Party BC Leader Jane Sterk firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you also copy your incumbent MLA and candidates in your area, as well as your mayor and council. If you can, speak to your MLA candidates in person and request they support democratic rights for opt out choice as a party platform, and share your reasons why the Smart Grid should be stopped immediately.
4. If you cannot send by e-mail, please send regular mail to BC Hydro using the address provided in the Notice and also send a copy by mail to:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters,
P.O. Box 28154,
West Shore RPO,
Victoria, BC V9B 6K8.
The Coalition needs to get this information to verify the numbers of people forced to take a smart meter against their will, any problems/concerns, and the numbers of people who continue to refuse a Smart Meter. All personal details will be kept confidential and will be used for no other purpose.
5. Many have recently had a visit from Corix when absent from their home. A door hanger was likely left for you requesting that you call Corix to make an appointment for meter installation. We suggest that you continue to correspond your refusal to BC Hydro in writing, using the Opt Out Registration Notice to BC Hydro as the reply to the Corix doorhanger.
6. If you have received a blank Opt Out Registration Notice at a meeting or from elsewhere in the community, make 4 copies after filling out the details and distribute as follows:
SMART METER NO-FEE OPT OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE
POSTED AT METER
Sent by regular mail to:
Attention: Mr. Gary Murphy, Chief Project Officer
BC Hydro Smart Metering Program
6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby BC, V3N 4X8
Sent by e-mail to:
Date: _____________ Account No: _______________
Account Holder: __________________________________________________________________
I am the holder of the above-referenced account for the stated address. This notice to BC Hydro is my Registration for a NO-FEE SMART METER OPT-OUT with regards to my account.
___ I choose the NO-FEE OPT OUT for legitimate reasons and will retain the analogue meter.
___ I choose the NO-FEE OPT OUT for legitimate reasons and require the Smart Meter placed on my home without my express informed consent to be replaced by an analogue meter.
___ I choose the NO-FEE OPT OUT for legitimate reasons and despite my initial acceptance, I now require it to be removed and replaced by an analogue meter.
My legitimate reasons include but are not limited to (note with XX):
___ Health ___ Fire Risk ___ Privacy ___ Security ___ Safety ___ Cost ___ Environment
The following methods were used by Corix/ BC Hydro to install a smart meter on my home without my consent:
________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________
I demand that my account be updated to accurately represent my legitimate requirement of a no-fee smart meter opt-out.
Electronic Signature _____________________________________________________
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