Ontario Electricity Regulation Crisis Report Part 84: Anthony Haines CV Compendium

At its July 16/17 meeting, Toronto City Council will be addressing issues regarding the CEO of Toronto Hydro, Anthony Haines. The attached research has all been presented previously on this site but is assembled here and colour coded for ease of reference.

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The evidence shows persistent dishonesty on Mr. Haines’ part. As presented in the next post, the dishonesty of Haines is only a small part of the persistent inaccuracy of many of the utility’s public statements, particularly related to reliability.

Using the red page numbers, page 4 is the CV that Mr. Haines presented to Toronto Hydro when he gained employment. Note that he claims to have attended the University of Lethbridge from 1979 until 1983. This claim is contradicted in a statement issued by the Registrar of that institution on page 18.

Pages 5, 7, and 9 show CVs from Toronto Hydro’s regulatory filings at the Ontario Energy Board claiming a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Pages 11-13 and 15-16 containing extracts of sworn testimony before the OEB. In each case, Mr. Haines attests under oath to the accuracy of the evidence, which includes his CV, and his control over the preparation of that evidence. In Canadian legal proceedings, a witness must be accepted as qualified by the tribunal before the witness is permitted to present expert testimony.

On pages 17, 21, and 23 Toronto Hydro’s chairman David Williams claims he has investigated the matter and found no problems. This statement indicates a lack of diligence on the part of Mr. Williams.

Page 18 is a brief email from the Registrar of the University of Lethbridge. Note the information provided by the Registrar about the academic career of Mr. Haines is inconsistent with each of the four CVs presented in this package and the claim of Mr. Haines on page 21 that he completed all courses for the degree.

The information presented here makes it abundantly clear that Mr. Haines will never be able to present opinion evidence before a regulatory or judicial tribunal again. It is also clear that Mr. Haines has violated Toronto Hydro’s Code of Conduct. Worse, he committed this violation while representing the utility before the Ontario Energy Board.

The Mr. Haines’ employment contract agreed to by the Toronto Hydro board of directors provides very substantial benefits to Mr. Haines in the event that he is fired without cause. I suggest that the attached information demonstrates conclusively that ratepayers need not be burdened with this penalty.