BCN 2005/41 - Adoption of BC Policy 15-602 - Electronic hearings [BCN - Lapsed]
The British Columbia Securities Commission is adopting BC Policy 15-602 - Electronic hearings. The policy accompanies this notice. We will apply the policy to hearings set down after August 1, 2005. Our policy replaces our policy on electronic documents, announced in BC Notice 2005/23.
We published the proposed policy for comment. The comment period ended June 30.
We received four comment letters, three from those connected with the Government’s administrative tribunals. The comments were very supportive and offered some plain language suggestions, which we appreciated.
We also met with a group of litigators. They raised some issues about how electronic hearings would affect them. We think commission panels and parties to the hearings can manage those issues efficiently and fairly.
As a consequence of the comments and discussion, we have made some non-substantive changes to the proposed policy.
July 25, 2005
Douglas M. Hyndman
Ref: 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 www.bcsc.bc.ca in the section Securities Law & Policy: Policy & Instruments.