The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and Terrace are completely out of sync. On Enbridge and Smart Meters, Terrace bucks the tide.
Today at the UBCM conference in Vancouver the gathered delegates, mayors, Councillors and Regional District representatives voted against Smart Meters, for a moratorium. The Provincial Government however has bluntly stated they do not care what these people think. The City of Terrace stands out like an Ostrich with its head in the sand as they complimented BC Hydro on their Smart Meter presentation to the Chamber of Commerce and the City at a Committee of the Whole is summer. Read report on this by clicking here.
This was similar to last years UBCM conference when Terrace voted against the motion put forward by Haida Gwaii (The Village of Queen Charlottes) to ban tanker traffic and oppose Enbridge. Read an extensive report on this and the NCLGA meeting in Prince Rupert this year by clicking here
The vote today was apparently 55 to 45 but according to the BC Government and Liberal Minister of Energy Rich Coleman ‘no one will be exempt from wireless smart meters under any circumstances and that the only choice for people who don't want to be part of the program is to go 'OFF GRID'.
According to many commentators, the attitude of the BC government regarding Smart Meters is similar to the BC Rail deception, the BC Hydro sell off along with unreasonable IPP contracts and the HST fiasco. Listening to the population, or even simply consulting, is not in this governments field of vision.