British Columbia UC
Anna Fung is Deputy Chair for the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Carolann Brewer, Blair Lockhart, Karen Keilty and Bernard Magnan are commissioners at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Blessed with environmentally friendly hydropower that also crosses Canada's southern border, the British Columbia Utilities Commission regulates some auto insurance, a new Fuel Price Transparency Act requiring the gasoline and diesel industries to report price information, and has been investigating and reporting on Indigenous utilities regulation, all on top of usual and required regulatory work. The Commission is mostly still working from home, and under Chair and CEO Dave Morton, now under a matrix work environment.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: Talk about your background that led you to your role as a Commissioner at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Deputy Chair Anna Fung: I am a lawyer by training. The golden background to my role at the BCUC today is I practiced as in-house counsel for the gas utility, known as BC Gas, for fifteen years.
In that capacity as in-house counsel, I did both solicitors work, as well as regulatory work. The regulatory work involved appearing before the British Columbia Utilities Commission, which regulates the gas utility, as well as intervening in regulatory proceedings before the National Energy Board.
BC Gas was an intervener in proceedings involving the Westcoast Transmission System pipeline, which brought gas from Alberta into British Columbia, that fed into the BC Gas system.