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A softer approach

Energy Minister Rich Coleman recently announced that those not wanting a smart meter will not be forced to take one.

In a separate public announcement to his constituency, Liberal MLA Gordon Hogg’s letter (sent from his office administrator) noted that:

Last Wednesday, Minister Coleman advised Gordon that individual home owners, who had not yet had a smart meter installed on their home, would not have to have one. BC Hydro may be contacting those “hold outs” one last time, and if you say “no” and do not consent — that is the end of it. You will not be forced into having one or be in fear of it being installed when you are not home.

At what point in the history of British Columbia was Coleman granted the authority to break his own law?

Until the government, or for that matter the NDP, come clean and clearly state and commit to a promise to amend Section 17 of the Clean Energy Act their words are deliberately misleading and at best meaningless.

I encourage everyone to stand up for our democratic principles and demand that this legislation be amended to reflect their new and softer approach.

James G. Smith

Nanaimo

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