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REPORTING · 7th September 2011
Merv Ritchie
While citizens raise concerns about the invasion of privacy issues regarding BC Hydro’s new Smart Meters the manager of the Company installing them, Corix, is still involved in an RCMP criminal investigation regarding the installation of wire tapping equipment.

Former Kitamaat Village Chief Councillor, Steve Wilson, is the Manager of the local representative arm of Corix, an international company hired by BC Hydro to install the Smart Meters.

In 2008 and 2009, Wilson was the Chief Councillor of the First Nations Haisla Village of Kitamaat. He became embroiled in a lawsuit when he and his elected Council sued various band members and Hereditary Chiefs for defamation and Libel. In the middle of the trial, as it was progressing at the Terrace Supreme Court House on October 24, 2009, the Kitimat RCMP executed a search warrant and removed equipment installed in the new Village Council offices, (built during Wilsons tenure). It was confirmed at the time by the RCMP this equipment was installed on telephone communications lines. Wilson had, just prior to this, lost his Council position in the recent election and complaints were made to the RCMP after the equipment was discovered.

RCMP confirmed today that the investigation is still ongoing and could not provide any further details.

The tale gets stranger however when the facts discovered during the defamation trial in 2009 and 2010 are considered. Wilson was accused by his Hereditary Chiefs and Band members of making secret deals with BC Hydro and former Premier Gordon Campbell hence the defamation trial.

It was revealed his Council (and they admitted this fact) a rubber signature stamp of a Hereditary Chief was used to forge a document sent to the BC Utilities Commission in support of BC Hydro regarding the Rio Tinto Alcan Power Sales issue.

Wilson also wrote a letter to Campbell which detailed his secret deal to deliver the Hereditary Chiefs compliance in exchange for his own private Hydroelectric project. See the letter attached below.

The decision on the Trial, which ended in 2010, has also not yet been delivered.

All of this raises even more concerns. Wilson, who is still a principal character involved in an RCMP criminal investigation (criminal wire tapping) is in charge of installing electronic devices that are considered by many to be able to monitor the activities and behaviours in an individuals home and workplace. And further he is doing this on behalf of a company, BC Hydro, who he and his Council is accused of assisting by tricking his own people using a rubber signature stamp of his Highest Hereditary Chief.

Previous Articles on the RCMP Raid at the Kitamaat Village Offfices;

Confirmation of raid by RCMP

Wilson refuses to answer questions regarding wire tap

Initial report on RCMP raid of KVC offices

Articles Regarding the Defamation Trial and Wilsons Secret Deal

If Only Wilson Knew is it a Secret?

BCUC Decision under scrutiny

See Copy Of Wilsons Letter To Campbell Attached At The end of This Article
Smart Meters Dumb Idea
Comment by +SS+ on 9th September 2011
Your missing the point

Focus on the health issues and not the fluff...
Not on my home!
Comment by Tanya on 7th September 2011
I am very opposed to having a Smart Meter installed on my house and I came across this website that has a kit homeowners can use with form letters, emails, and notices to be posted at your meter advising Hydro they CANNOT replace your meter.

They can be found at perhaps you could post this on the site so more people in and around Terrace can let Hydro know.