Securities Law

BCN 2005/32 - Request for comment on proposed BC Policy 15-602 - Electronic hearings [BCN - Lapsed]

Published Date: 2005-06-02
Rescinded Date: 2012-05-31

Concurrently Published:

We are publishing for comment proposed BC Policy 15-602 - Electronic hearings. The proposed policy accompanies this notice.

Our proposed policy replaces our policy on electronic documents, announced in BC Notice 2005-23.

While the BC courts use electronic records in criminal and civil matters, they do so on a voluntary basis. Under our policy, we aim to use electronic records in all hearings. This will help us run our hearings more efficiently. We will apply the policy to hearings set down after August 1, 2005.

Commission staff will deliver disclosure to parties in electronic form. The annex to this notice sets out some technical details related to disclosure.

Please send us your comments by June 30, 2005. You may send them

by e-mail to

by fax to 604-899-6506 Attention: David M. Thompson

by mail to the British Columbia Securities Commission at
PO Box 10142, Pacific Centre
701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1L2
Attention: David M. Thompson, General Counsel

June 2, 2005

Douglas M. Hyndman

Ref: Proposed BC Policy 15-602 Electronic hearings, BC Notice 2005-23 Commission Policy on Electronic Documents and Timely Hearings

This Notice may refer to other documents. These documents can be found at the B.C. Securities Commission public website at in the section Securities Law & Policy: Policy & Instruments.


  • disclosure is made by computer disk (CD)
  • the disclosure CD includes a viewer program so the records can be viewed on any computer system
  • the disclosure CD is compatible with any document management program
  • records disclosed by a party to staff should be identified with a lettered prefix to indicate the party and consecutively numbered beginning at 00001 (so for example, if Mr. Smith discloses one record to staff he should number it Sm00001)