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Jul 17
2014

PETITION: CHARTER OF BRUSSELS

For the creation of European and International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health

Please consider signing and circulating. This is an important petition, long overdue, aimed at holding corporations, such as BC Hydro, accountable for ruining the health of our environment:  

Considering the inalienable human right to a healthy environment and the risk that the current level of biodiversity loss may be irreversible.  

On January 30th 2014, a coalition of organizations has gathered at the European Parliament to launch the "Charter of Brussels" which officially requests the establishment of a European and an International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health. The Charter calls for the recognition of environmental crimes as crimes against Humanity and Peace by the United Nations.

The Charter suggests a progressive approach in 3 steps:  

  • Supporting a moral tribunal to raise public awareness and enable civil society to judge responsibility for crimes against nature
  • The creation of a European Criminal Court of the Environment and Health  
  • The creation of an International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health  

The Charter is now open for signatures by individuals and organizations and will be handed over to Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General, during the General Assembly of the United Nations in September, as well as to the President of the European Commission, and the President of the European Council.  

Let's join our forces by signing the BRUSSELS CHARTER and show our political leaders that the public demands a Court to ensure environmental justice!

Only together we can make our voices heard.

Join the Alliance for International Justice of the Environment and Health and sign the Charter of Brussels now!




Jul 14
2014

BC Health Authority misleading the public, hiding behind an outdated guideline.

Letter to Governments - Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in B.C.

We need to put pressure on our provincial health authorities to help protect us and our families from the RF proliferation and to stop misleading us by saying that everything is fine.

 " . . . This is outrageous. The public is being lulled into believing that the wireless gadgets they love and that they give their toddlers are safe. This is wrong - both in fact and morally.

"It is time for the provincial government to take responsibility for stopping this exposure. It has the duty to protect our health and it has the right to establish exposure limits that are precautionary.

"I ask our elected officials to review this information and join together to demand that correct information be given to the public. Demand that our health authorities do their jobs, tell the truth, and stop misleading the public.

"For additional reference please consider a letter signed 52 world renowned experts, asking for Health Canada to finally acknowledge the evidence that many other countries have based their guidelines on: http://c4st.org/images/documents/hc-resolutions/scientific-declaration-to-health-canada-english.pdf

Sincerely,
Sharon Noble




Jul 11
2014

Wireless radiation exposure code fails to protect Canadians

CTV interview with Frank Clegg (July 9, 2014)

. . . "Our very strong message is that this safety code fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, told an Ottawa news conference.

"It fails to protect children from all-day WiFi in schools, it fails to protect anyone from a cell tower or a smart meter that may be located across the street or outside the window of their home or office building." Safety Code 6 was first developed before the Internet existed, Clegg said."

CTV INTERVIEW with Frank Clegg




Jul 9
2014

Declaration: Scientists call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure

letter signed by renowned scientists and physicians urging Health Canada to stop denying that evidence exists that shows harm.

Canada's Safety Code 6 Guideline is fundamentally flawed.

Health Canada's Safety Code 6 is based on an obsolete account and analysis of RFR research and has disregarded or minimized certain recent studies, such as cancer, DNA damage, protein synthesis, stress response, and detrimental biological and health effects in humans that occur at RFR intensities below the existing Code 6 Guideline. . . .


Our urgent call for public health protection.

The public's health and the health of the environment are threatened by ever-evolving RF emitting technologies, without due consideration for what the potential cumulative impacts on biological systems are likely to be in the future.  

We urgently call upon Health Canada . . .

i) to intervene in what we view as an emerging public health crisis;

ii) to establish guidelines based on the best available scientific data including studies on cancer and DNA damage, stress response, cognitive and neurological disorders, impaired reproduction, developmental effects, learning and behavioural problems among children and youth, and the broad range of symptoms classified as EHS; and

iii) To advise Canadians to limit their exposure and especially the exposure of children. . . .




Jul 9
2014

Health Canada gets an F - C4ST

C4ST Press Conference: Frank Clegg, Dr. David Carpenter: Wireless radiation exposure code (Safety Code 6) fails to protect Canadians



Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, speaks to reporters at a news conference about wireless radiation exposure.

"Health Canada's proposed update to its safety code for wireless radiation exposure ignores current research and "fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," say experts.

"A group of Canadian physicians has written to Health Canada about Safety Code 6, the microwave radiation safety guidelines policy. The federal government has invited public comment on its proposed changes, and the doctors, along with a non-profit group called Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), say they fail to factor in dozens of studies that demonstrate the harmful effects of exposure to everyday technology: cellphones, baby monitors, and even cars and refrigerators.

"Our very strong message is that this safety code fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, told an Ottawa news conference.

"It fails to protect children from all-day WiFi in schools, it fails to protect anyone from a cell tower or a smart meter that may be located across the street or outside the window of their home or office building."

"Safety Code 6 was first developed before the Internet existed, Clegg said. "It is outdated and it failed to keep up with the times," he said. "More importantly, it has failed to keep up with the established science."

"For its update, Health Canada has ignored more than 130 studies that demonstrate that wireless devices can cause harm even at very low levels, Clegg said. These include links between radiation exposure and cancer, genetic damage, infertility, developmental impairment and cardiovascular health.

"Health Canada gets an 'F' for effort on this update to Safety Code 6," Clegg said.

"More than 20 physicians [52 physicians and scientists] have put their names on the declaration to Health Canada that makes three requests. . . 

'Health Canada gets an F'
Canada 'a generation behind'
Guidelines updated in other countries




Jun 22
2014

Bylaw enforcement looms for new automated water meters

Under the City of Toronto Municipal Code it is mandatory for every home and business in Toronto to install a new automated water meter.

Intimidation and extortion in Ontario re water meters.  Because people did not fight the electric smart meters, the water company is feeling bolder about these things.  Sadly, many people have their water meters inside their homes, often in the basement. This means the meters will have to send out stronger signals to get through the cement walls to reach either the meter reader of the collector transmitter.

"TORONTO - Toronto homeowners and businesses who have yet to install or upgrade to the city's new automated water meters could face stiff penalties as the bylaw enforcement deadline looms.  

"The city began the process of changing the water meters in 2010 and the plan was to complete the installation across all wards in six years.  

So far, ward 6, 10, 13, 14, 16-24, 26-34, and 36 have been "considered complete."  

"Anyone in those wards who have not had their water meters replaced by July 1 may face fines of up to $50,000.

"In addition, customers with an existing meter will be charged a manual meter reading fee of $80 per reading and flat rate water customers will be charged a Legacy fee of $1,020 per year.  

"The new water meter, which the city installs for free, will collect and transmit data remotely, therefore eliminating the need for staff to enter people's homes.

"The program is mandatory and it takes 30 to 90 minutes for the installation process."




Jun 21
2014

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE (updated June 21)

Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program

BC Hydro Tactics Update 

for BC Hydro customers who are wondering what is going on with BC Hydro as of May 1, 2014

Opt-Out Sign for Analog in preparation for meter exchange (seal expiry announcement from Hydro) 


1. CLASS ACTION

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:

Residential PARTICIPATION FORM 
Commercial PARTICIPATION FORM

Questions and Answers


2.  IMMEDIATE ACTION:

DECIDE
Response to BC HYDRO's Current BILLING practices


READ

Legal Actions Update April 10, 2014

Dealing with the Deadline and Beyond

Realities to Consider 


SEND

RESPONSE to BC Hydro's "Choices" Letters

OR 

OPT OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE   
Still useful for those who have had a smart meter imposed upon them without their consent. 


ATTACH
Opt-out Sign for your ANALOG


3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?

* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action 
on this website for ongoing news and updates.  

ADDITIONAL: Website just for Class Action


4. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Organize a Protest Rally in your area.
Contact CST for more information!

FLYER

Mini Class Action Participation Form

Mini Q&A 





Jun 21
2014

Democracy and How We Can Apply It - John Ranns

StopSmartMetersBC - Victoria Protest Rally June 14, 2014 - includes checklist when dealing with politicians



LETTER from John Ranns re Smart Meters in BC.

Use John Rann's checklist to interact with your MLA.  
FIND YOUR BC MLA CONTACT INFORMATION HERE.




Jun 21
2014

Smart meters for energy to be voluntary U.K.

Plans to force households to have energy smart meters installed have been shelved over health and privacy fears.

"The Government had promised that every household would have a smart meter by 2019 in a billion pound programme to stop gas and electricity bills being estimated.

"Officials are devising plans to allow people to reject the smart meters, which communicate remotely from households to energy companies.

"The move is a victory for campaign groups and backbench MPs, who raised concerns with ministers that the devices emit electromagnetic radiation 24 hours a day and cannot be turned off. Privacy campaigners were worried that half-hourly data on energy usage collected by smart meters could give clues about people's way of life, such as when someone is on holiday, at work or asleep. Sources in the Department for Energy and Climate Change said the proposal was shelved to avoid the programme getting "bogged down" in lengthy legal disputes.

"There has been a public outcry recently about the potential health effects of smart meters in the US and Canada.

"About 400,000 have been installed in British homes. Most of the devices emit similar radiation to mobile phones, microwaves and wireless internet.

"Campaigners are worried about the build-up of such devices in the home. Some people claim to be sensitive to electromagnetic fields, saying it gives them symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and headaches.

"In America, utility companies have been hit with multi-million dollar class action lawsuits from people who have had the devices installed in their homes.

"Regulators say smart meters are safe. But protesters point to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine's opposition to the devices.

"Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, is now urging the Government to say whether smart meters will come with health warnings.

"Charles Hendry, the energy minister, said: "We believe people will benefit from having smart meters. But we will not make them obligatory."




Jun 19
2014





In solidarity with British Columbia, Montreal led the way in this Canadian Smart Meter protest on June 14, 2014.
This coast-to-coast rally was the first of its kind protesting wireless smart meters and the smart grid. There will be more.  

BC Rallies




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