In Quebec, an injunction to stop installation of multiple meters in a condo
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June 12, 2014 4:44 p.m. | Olivier Bourque / Silver
Updated June 13, 2014 at 7:10 am
For the first time in the case of smart meters, a Hydro-Québec customer, Jocelyne Morency says the Crown corporation.
It refuses to install smart meters grouped located close to the kitchen. His union condominium is also covered by legal action.
Ms. Morency lived for 21 years in a building of condos. The problem according to her, is that 13 meters will likely installed in an adjoining room, one meter of its cuisine.(kitchen) Although Hydro-Québec says there are no health problems related to emission frequency counters, the resident of Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal is in, does not believe it.
“I do not want to be a guinea pig, my health is important, she has said. I know a lady who had Laval 12 meters close to her condo and she became ill. People who are affected, I know several. “
The refusal of the condominium and Hydro-Québec move counters elsewhere, she decided to pursue both entities. Last October, an injunction was filed in Superior Court.
“We’re playing Russian roulette”
For its part, Hydro-Québec has filed a motion to dismiss in May. The judge took the case under advisement. Meanwhile, Ms. Morency is concerned. She spent several fresh and feels that his fight is similar to that of David against Goliath.
“We are playing Russian roulette with the citizens. They are exposed, and then we said, we’ll see what will happen, “she said.
In his words, the situation is discriminated against, because it is impossible for it to exercise the right of withdrawal, which allows customers to pay an amount to maintain their non-networked meter.
“This is not applicable. Even if I pay to keep my old meter, there will be another 12 meters that emit next to me. It is I who have to suffer the damage, “she has said.
“A large part of the population is injured, as customers experiencing counters grouped see their fundamental rights be violated,” she has said.
Ms. Morency has always been an opponent counters. She was the instigator of the organization Pointe-aux-Trembles refuses, one of many groups formed in opposition to the deployment of smart meters in the Crown corporation.
Hydro-Québec would not comment on the case because it is before the courts.
“Let there be one or more counters in a room, the transmission power of radio frequencies remains tens of thousands of times below Health Canada standards and safe for health,” said Patrice Lavoie however, carries speaker at Hydro-Québec.