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Template for a Hearing Question

Template for a Hearing Question [WORD 259 KB]

There are many ways to ask your questions; the following is provided as an example only.

Topic

Comment: If you have several questions, it may help you stay organized if you separate them by topic. This also helps to direct them to the appropriate witness panel (e.g.,  engineering panel, environment panel, policy panel).

witness panel:
Subject/issue:

Reference:

  • (i) Application, page number...
  • (ii) Application, page number...

Preamble:

Comment: This helps you set up the question so that the witness will understand the context.

Question:

Questions: If yes, ...

Comment: It may be helpful to anticipate the answer and prepare any follow-up questions you may have.

Questions: If no, ...

probable answer:

Follow-up Question:

probable answer:

Sample Hearing Question

Socio-Economic Matters

Comment: If you have several questions, it may help you stay organized if you separate them by topic. This also helps to direct them to the appropriate witness panel (e.g., engineering panel, environment panel, policy panel).

Witness panel: Environment
Subject/issue: Agreement with Commercial Fishers

Reference:
(i) X -22-a [Company]'s Response to National Energy Board Information Request No. 3 (A0U0F8) IR 3.4(b)

Preamble:

  • [Company] has consulted with specialists who were responsible for developing agreements between submarine cable owners and commercial fishers for several cable laying projects (ref (i))
  • [Company] proposed a conceptual fisheries compensation scheme to the fishers in the IRs
Comment: This helps you set up the question so that the witness will understand the context.

Question: Have the discussions with commercial fishers with respect to an agreement progressed since the April responses from the commercial fishers to [Company]'s IRs?

Questions: If yes, without discussing details with respect to compensation, please advise the Panel of the progress that has been made.

Comment: It may be helpful to anticipate the answer and prepare any follow-up questions you may have.

Questions: If no, what do you perceive to be the outstanding issues (besides compensation matters)?

probable answer: effects on fish stocks (temperature effects); snagging while grappling

Follow-up Question: Does [Company] propose any mitigation to deal with the outstanding concerns?

probable answer: monitoring temperature

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Date Modified:
2012-09-18