Letter: Industry assurances on smart meters ring hollow

There are still too many unanswered questions for Mr. Ted Olynyk’s assurances to be taken seriously.

To the editor:

It was an interesting letter to the editor I read in your paper, thanks to the wonders of the Internet.

Mr. Ted Olynyk (BC Hydro Meter Found Not At Fault For Causing Fire, Sept. 5 Capital News) assured your readers that all is well with BC Hydro’s smart meters.

I wonder if he is old enough to remember all the experts who told us—no assured us—that tobacco was safe. In the end, it turned out that there were money trails that connected many experts to the tobacco industry.

Since there are jurisdictions all over the planet which have excluded the use of smart meters, I would like to know about the money trail from the industry to all the experts who assure us that this technology is safe.

Of course, political parties appreciate donations to their causes, but universities also appreciate donations to programs supported by industries of various sorts.

There are still too many unanswered questions for Mr. Ted Olynyk’s assurances to be taken seriously.

Sheila Pratt,

Maple Ridge

 

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