Chair Peter Gurnham and Member Jocelyn Fraser work for the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board.
PUF interviewed regulators of nine of the ten provinces of Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. And of the FERC-like National Energy Board. And of the vast northern territory Nunavut, the frozen home of Inuit villages that reaches to the North Pole.
Part 2 of this series includes interviews of the eastern and midwestern Canadian regulators. See Part 1 for interviews of the western and northern regulators.
PUF: Chair Gurnham, what do you regulate? What is the job of the Chair?
Chair Gurnham: We're a fairly unique Board in Canada, with Nova Scotia being a small province. In addition to regulating gas, water, wastewater, and electricity, we're also the Municipal Planning Board, the Expropriation of Compensation Board, we regulate motor carriers, and we regulate assessment appeals.