Opposition to smart meters growing
Robert Seguin certainly wants Hydro Quebec to attend tonight's meeting. But he doubts they will.
The Lachine Refuse member is one of hundreds of Montrealers with concerns about the so called smart meters.
He's not alone. Earlier this week, Dorval joined a growing number of boroughs and municipalities hesitating to have them installed.
He has questions about their safety, about their cost and about the need to install them in the first place.
That's why he felt it necessary to hold an information session tonight. He doesn't think Hydro is doing enough to ease worries
"Up till now, the only way that Hydro Quebec informed people is going to see the mayor and going to see some journalists and saying, 'Hey, everything is safe, everything is okay,'" he says.
Residents have also organized opposition movements in Laval, Villeray and Lasalle.
Hydro, however, says the meters are perfectly safe and go far beyond Health Canada's safety regulations.
Spokesperson Danielle Chabot thinks the utility has responsibly communicated with citizens and elected authorities.
"We are meeting with councillors and municipalities throughout the province," she says.
"We are pleased to meet with them on any matters that they might have."
The meeting tonight takes place at 1800 St. Joseph in Lachine at 7 p.m.
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