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Letters of comment are intended to provide for any member of the public to contribute views, opinions, and impact or potential impact, with respect to a matter before the Commission, to a public record. Letters of comment are part of the evidentiary record and are published with your name. All other contact information is removed before posting but remains on the proceeding's official evidentiary record.

Due to their active participation in a proceeding and adherence to an established regulatory timetable, interveners are not permitted to file letters of comment, unless requested or otherwise permitted by the Commission. If an intervener files a letter of comment, the Commission may disallow the letter of comment unless the intervener requests to change standing.

Letters of comment must be relevant to the issues in the proceeding and submitted by email in the form provided. Letters of comment must be received by the Commission by the last filing date included in the proceeding's regulatory timetable before final arguments to be considered. If you do not have access to Internet or email, you may mail your comments using the form provided to the Commission Secretary at Box 250, 900 Howe Street, 6th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3.

Please use respectful language in all comments. The Commission reserves the right to disallow any comments that contain vulgar language, personal attacks, or offensive terms or that does not follow the Rules of Practice and Procedure. Please be thorough as people may be limited to only one letter of comment. Comments received after the close of the evidentiary record will not be considered.

Please note that commenting does not provide you with intervener status or with automated updates about the proceeding. If you are interested in receiving updates then you must apply online to become an interested party. If you want to participate in the proceeding, for example by submitting information requests, please apply to be an intervener before the deadline in the regulatory timetable.

Letters of comment must:

  • Use the form provided and be emailed to the Commission at commission.secretary@bcuc.com before the close of the evidentiary record
  • Reference the proceeding name to which you are responding
  • Include your name
  • Describe the nature of your interest in the proceeding
  • State your views regarding the proceeding; including any relevant information that is useful in supporting or explaining your views
  • Not include any confidential information

Use of Personal Information

Please note that when participating in a matter before the Commission, the collection and publication of your personal information is authorized under sections 26(c) and 33.1(r)(ii) and (iii) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of participating in a public proceeding. By submitting a request to intervene you are consenting to the use and display of your personal information in that public proceeding.

If you have any questions regarding the Commission's collection and/or disclosure of personal information please contact the Commission Secretary via e-mail at commission.secretary@bcuc.com, or via mail at Box 250, 900 Howe Street, 6th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3.

 

For more information please see the Rules of Practice and Procedure

Form:

Letter of Comment



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