Richard McCandless, a retired BC government senior manager, is a private intervener in the BC Utilities Commission’s current reviews of the rate increase requests for both the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and BC Hydro. His articles on the politicization of the finances of the Insurance Corporation (2013) and BC Hydro (2016) were published by BC Studies. More information is available on his website

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How BC politicized electricity rates

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