Graham Lock is a Commissioner for the Nunavut Utility Rates Review Council.
In chilly Calgary, in May, CAMPUT had its annual conference. CAMPUT was the acronym for the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals. But nobody wanted to say that long name anymore. And the word Tribunals is kinda old-fashioned. So they changed the name of Canada's NARUC to Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators but loyally stuck with the original acronym.
Two of us from the PUF team were there for the regulatory rodeo. Check out interviews with western and northern Canadian regulators.
PUF: Commissioner, please give us a sketch of Nunavut.
Commissioner Lock: It's not a province, it's a territory. It doesn't have the entire scope of jurisdictional powers that a state or a province would have, mainly because it's just not mature enough with population, business, and economy to allow it to finance its own affairs at this state. It's entirely dependent on the federation of Canada for funding a lot of its operation.