The British Columbia Securities Commission holds distinct types of hearings under the Act, including:
- enforcement hearings commenced by the executive director under notices of hearing
- hearings to review decisions made by the executive director, single commissioners and Recognized Entities
- public interest hearings related to public market transactions, including take-over bids and shareholder rights plans
- hearings to vary or revoke decisions made by a commissioner or panel of commissioners.
The Commission seeks to conduct its proceedings fairly, flexibly and efficiently and to decide matters promptly. The following documents describe the BCSC’s procedures and policies for those proceedings, and the additional procedures and policies governing remote hearings that have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BC Policy 15-601 Hearings - Procedures for the conduct of hearings