In Quebec, an injunction to stop installation of multiple meters in a condo

In Quebec, an injunction to stop installation of multiple meters in a condo

(google translation from original)


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.

An opponent

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.

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  1. This is a terrible translation and as a favor I am rewriting it:

    For the first time in the case of smart meters, a Hydro-Québec customer, Jocelyne Morency is suing the Crown corporation

    She refuses to have a group of smart meters installed close to her kitchen. Her condominium union is also considering legal action.

    Ms. Morency lived in a condo building for 21 years. The problem according to her, is that 13 meters will likely be installed in an adjoining room, one meter away from her kitchen. Although Hydro-Québec says there are no health problems related to the frequency of radio emissions from the meters, the resident of Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal do not believe it.

    “I do not want to be a guinea pig, my health is important, she said. I know a lady who in Laval had 12 meters close to her condo and she became ill. I know several people who have been affected. “

    By the refusal of the condominium and Hydro-Québec to move the meters elsewhere, she decided to sue both entities. Last October, an injunction was filed in Supreme 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 days fighting and feels that her fight is similar to that of David against Goliath.

    “We are playing Russian roulette with the citizens. We are exposed, and then they say, let’s see what happens, “she said.

    In their words, their situation is being discriminated against, because it is impossible for them to exercise their right to remove the meter and forces them to pay an amount to maintain their non-networked meter.

    “This is not satisfactory. Even if I pay to keep my old meter, there will be another 12 meters that emit radiation next to me. It is I who has to suffer the consequences, “she said.

    “A large part of the population is being injured, as customers know that meters that are grouped together violate their fundamental rights,” she said.

    An opponent:

    Ms. Morency has always been an opponent of these meters. She was the creator of the organization Pointe-aux-Trembles refuses, one of many groups formed in opposition to the deployment of smart meters by the Crown corporation.

    Hydro-Québec would not comment on the case because it is before the courts.

    “If there are one or more meters in a room, the transmission of power of radio frequencies remains tens of thousands of times below Health Canada’s standards for safety and health,” said Patrice Lavoie a spokesperson at Hydro-Québec.

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