Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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Who's responsible? Who pays--who doesn't pay? (2-page handout)
International: Includes Doctors and Scientists Calling for Stricter Regulation and/or a Moratorium on Wireless Technology
And more all the time . . .
C4ST - Highlights from HESA Hearings - Safety Code 6 Is Under Investigation by HESA (Parliamentary Health Committee)
re smart meter program opt-out fee and disconnection issues
". . . A number of our constituents in the Slocan Valley have had their power shut off even in the middle of winter. As a public policy we find this to totally unacceptable and inhumane. We feel that resolution can be found to accommodate those who are resisting this program because of health concerns.
". . . We urge to ensure that:
Notice of Application Brought under the Class Proceedings Act - March 16, 2015
Message from the Executive Director of Citizens for Safe Technology Society, Una St. Clair
We believe that the "people's" lawsuit against BC Hydro is a strong and just case, which is picking up steam as it winds its way through numerous court processes. These large legal actions take patience and an unwavering focus on the goal as it can take years to attain the justice being sought. Anything that must be done, must be done no matter how long it takes, and this is such an instance. It is so important that you know we have not lost our footing despite serious attempts by the BC Liberals to derail our case, and more to the point, we are continuing with an argument which is succinct, sure and strong! In a way, the slowness of the process has been a blessing, as it has allowed us to improve all our pleadings.
Given that the Liberals had found a "legal" way under Direction 4 to protect their blatant abuse of individual rights, it was necessary for us to rewrite our Civil Claim in response. We have now changed course in our lawsuit, to stand squarely on the foundation of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Sections 7 and 8. On March 16, 2015, we filed a revised Second Notice of Civil Claim at the Vancouver Court Registry which challenges the constitutional validity of the various legislative and/or administrative acts, including Direction 4, which have authorized the Liberals to force microwave radiation emitting smart meters onto customers who refuse the same, as well as challenging the constitutional validity of Opt Out and Failed Installation Fees. Our case was scheduled to be heard in court commencing April 27, 2015, however, due to a change in judge's schedule, and the need for us to revise our pleadings, the date will be scheduled for later in the year.
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Another major breach of security, with Blue Cross being hit again and millions of records stolen. Credit crd numbers, social security numbers, and even information about medical problems.
Of course BC Hydro and Fortis will tell us that they encrypt our data so we're safe . . .
Sampling of official letters to and from Sharon Noble, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC (updated March 15)
Ontario's Hydro One is threatening to shut off power to customers. BC Hydro IS cutting power and stranding families who are paying huge bills already for their essential service, often for protesting the extortion fee.
The Ontario Ombudsman continues to receive 1000s of complaints about Hydro One, and is preparing a report. From the comments, it will be as blistering as the Ontario Auditor General's report.
Where is BC's Ombudsperson?
We must keep sending our complaints to our BC ombudsperson and Auditor General even though it seems that the government has put pressure through budget cuts, etc to prevent these offices from addressing BC Hydro's egregious actions. Online Complaint Form
Video: Ontario Ombudsman details 'shocking' billing practices at Hydro One by James Armstrong - Global News - March 11, 2015
Video: Toronto Sun
BC Hydro cut off electricity to a South Langley school - Langley Advance news report
Letters: Smart meter draws negative reactions from all over B.C.
Response from all over B.C. to our story about a smart meter installation at a local Montessori school was so voluminous that we present here a representative sample.
NEWS STORY: "Roots & Wings Montessori School has lost its fight against having a smart meter installed after BC Hydro cut off power Friday.
"The South Langley school with about 45 children day in, day out has been against the wireless smart meters from the start. BC Hydro cut off power Friday and went into the school Saturday to install a smart meter.
"We view this move on the part of BC Hydro as a bullying tactic, as we cannot be without power for the children," said principal Kristen Cassie.
"When smart meters were introduced, the school chose to keep the old analog meter.
"They tried here and I said 'no'," Cassie explained about when smart meters were introduced in B.C. "Parents drive long distances to bring their kids to this school."
"Friday afternoon, after back and forth with BC Hydro for a couple of years, the electricy was shut off.
"She called BC Hydro and was told someone could come out right away and replace it. She said no.
"Cassie said she was also told institutional users don't have a right to refuse smart meters. . . .
Sean Holman - The Tyee
There's an important new book out that will likely be very useful for this and other related issues: your right to know; how to use the law to access government information; how to access what government hides; how to hold institutions accountable; how to request pertinent info from government using both informal and formal requests. This information is rightfully free because it is a public interest issue.
"In their recently published book "Your Right to Know", journalists Jim Bronskill and David McKie have done yeomans' work explaining how Canadians can use freedom of information requests to get government secrets. But, at the federal level, it's work they shouldn't have needed to do -- pointing to another problem with Canada's broken access to information laws.
"Introduced in 1980 by Pierre Trudeau's Liberals, the Access to Information Act gave Canadians a limited right to request government records. The bureaucracy's filing cabinets could now metaphorically be opened by anyone -- unless the records in them included 75 different kinds of information that would still be considered secret.
"But, even with those limits, the Trudeau administration seemed to have little interest in telling voters about their newfound rights or how to exercise them.
"Just before the act came into force, the Globe and Mail told readers the government would be "placing posters in post offices and public libraries" to advertise the new program. But "it plans nothing else in the way of public information," a deficiency noted by information commissioner Inger Hansen in her first annual report. . . .
law regarding children's exposure to wireless devices
05/02/2015 - Wi-Fi banned from nurseries in France
Power watch News
"In an unprecedented move, France has passed a law regarding children's exposure to wireless devices by entirely banning WiFi in nursery / daycare settings, and restricted in primary schools to only be enabled when actively being used for pupil education.
"Not only does this demonstrate an awareness and proactive approach to mitigate potential harm from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, it also demonstrates the first national implementation of the precautionary principle with regard to managing the prevalence of wireless technology.
"Long-term researcher Dr Dariusz Leszczynski recently covered this issue and Finland's official reaction appears to be one of ambivalence: "we've already told people to limit their exposure in 2009, so we've done our bit" despite the use of wireless gadgets becoming obligatory in primary and nursery schools in the country. It's clear that without a legislative approach, people will not voluntarily choose to limit their exposure even if you explain that there might be reasons for them to do so.
Key points from the bill
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"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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