Ontario Electricity Regulation Crisis Report Part 75: Toronto Hydro’s CEO Perjury

Here is an example of Anthony Haines swearing a false oath in testimony before the Ontario Energy Board (so much for the “clerical error”, “formatting error”, and “contiguous” comma theories).

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(Transcript from Ontario Energy Board case EB-2011-0144)
Friday, November 11, 2011
— On commencing at 9:34 a.m.
MS. CHAPLIN: Please be seated. Good morning, everyone. The Board is sitting today in the matter of application EB-2011-0144 submitted by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited for an order or orders approving or fixing rates for the distribution of electricity to be effective May 1st, 2012, May 1st, 2013 and May 1st, 2014.
We’re sitting this morning to hear the witness panel of Toronto Hydro regarding the preliminary issue. We have — I think we have an order of cross-examination. Are there any preliminary matters before we…
MR. RODGER: No, Madam Chair.
MS. CHAPLIN: Okay. So I have an order of cross-examination with Board Staff going first, then Energy Probe, City of Toronto, BOMA, AMPCO, VECC, and then Schools. Does that cover everybody, I think?
And then just in terms of — to mark that today is Remembrance Day, we will observe a moment of silence at 11 o’clock, and we will take the morning break at whatever point after that is most convenient in the questioning.
So if there is no preliminary matters, then perhaps the witnesses could be sworn or affirmed at their choice.
MS. SEBALJ: Madam Chair, did you want to take appearances?
MS. CHAPLIN: Well, we did that last week, didn’t we? Is there anybody here that wasn’t here last week who would like to make an appearance? I think we’ve got everybody.
TORONTO HYDRO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM LIMITED – PANEL 1
Jean-Sebastien Couillard
Anthony Haines, Sworn
Colin McLorg, Sworn
EXAMINATION BY MR. RODGER
MR. RODGER: Thank you, Madam Chair.
As the parties will be aware, this panel will speak to the evidence and preliminary issue before the Board this morning, and, in particular, with respect to the witness statements filed on October 31st, 2011.
The panel consists of three members from Toronto Hydro’s senior executive team, Mr. Anthony Haines, Mr. J.S. Couillard, and Mr. Colin McLorg.
So starting with you first, Mr. Haines, you are the president of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited?
MR. HAINES: That’s correct.
MR. RODGER: And you have held this position since September 2006?
MR. HAINES: Yes.
MR. RODGER: And I understand that your CV has been provided to the Board as Exhibit A1, tab 5, schedule 2-1?
MR. HAINES: Yes.

MR. RODGER: And, Mr. Couillard, you are the chief financial officer of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, and you have held this position since November of 2004?
MR. COUILLARD: Yes.
MR. RODGER: And your CV has also been provided to the Board as Exhibit A1, tab 5, schedule 2-2?
MR. COUILLARD: Yes.
MR. RODGER: And, finally, Mr. McLorg, you are the manager regulatory policy and relations of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited?
MR. McLORG: Yes.
MR. RODGER: And you have held this position since August 2006?
MR. McLORG: That’s correct.
MR. RODGER: And your CV has provided to the Board as Exhibit A1, tab 5, schedule 2-3.
MR. McLORG: That’s right.
MR. RODGER: Now, Madam Chair, on October 31st, 2011, each of these witnesses filed witness statements, and I’m wondering if I might be able to get an exhibit number for each of these, please?
MS. CHAPLIN: Would you like a separate number for each one?
MR. RODGER: Perhaps a separate one for each one, if we can start with Mr. Haines, please?
MS. CHAPLIN: Ms. Sebalj?
MS. SEBALJ: It will be K1.1.
MR. RODGER: And next for Mr. Couillard.
MS. SEBALJ: Sorry, I’m just trying to recall what we marked the last days. I think we used that as — we did have some exhibits. So if I can go back and mark Mr. Haines’ Exhibit as K2.1, Mr. Couillard’s exhibit as K2.2, and Mr. McLorg’s as K2.3.
EXHIBIT NO. K2.1: CV OF MR. HAINES.
EXHIBIT NO. K2.2: CV OF MR. COUILLARD.
EXHIBIT NO. K2.3: CV OF MR. MCLORG.
MR. RODGER: Now, panel, was the application and witness statements before the Board this morning prepared by you or under your supervision?
MR. COUILLARD: Yes.
MR. HAINES: Yes.
MR. McLORG: Yes.
MR. RODGER: And do you have any corrections to the evidence at this time?
MR. COUILLARD: No.
MR. HAINES: No.
MR. McLORG: No.
MR. RODGER: And is the evidence before the Board, to the best of your knowledge, an accurate reflection of the company’s affairs?
MR. COUILLARD: Yes.
MR. HAINES: Yes.
MR. McLORG: Yes.
MR. RODGER: And do you each adopt this evidence as your own evidence in this proceeding?
MR. COUILLARD: Yes.
MR. HAINES: Yes.
MR. McLORG: Yes.
MR. RODGER: Now, Madam Chair, given the witness statements that we did file on the 31st, we have no examination-in-chief for these witnesses, and, accordingly, the panel is available for cross-examination.

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Here is Exhibit K2.1 from that proceeding stating unambiguously that Haines earned a B.Comm from University of Lethbridge in 1983.

Exhibit K2-1.1_THESL_20111111

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