Hearing Participants Toolbox

Hearing Participants are individuals or groups who were granted commenter or intervener status by the Board. As a Hearing Participant, you can share your views about a proposed project to assist the Board in making a decision or recommendation. The toolbox for hearing participants provides useful resources, step-by-step instructions and tips on how to register as a commenter or intervenor in a hearing process and how to participate effectively in a hearing.

Access the NEB’s Participation System now.

How to manage your online NEB Account?

To Apply to Participate in a hearing or to submit documents electronically during a hearing, you must create an online NEB Account. You can use either the Sign-In Partner method or sign in with your GCKey.

The Sign-In Partner method allows you to access online services using the same login information you use for other online services, such as online banking.

A GCKey is a unique User ID and password that allows you to communicate securely with online government programs and services. You may already have a GCKey account from other interactions with the Government of Canada, such as booking a campsite with Parks Canada.

The PowerPoint presentations below include step-by-step instructions for creating and managing your NEB Account.

How to create a GCKey and NEB account?
This presentation provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a GCKey account and a NEB account.

How to log into your existing NEB account with your GCKey?
This presentation provides step-by-step instructions for logging into your NEB Account with your GCKey account.

How to participate in a Hearing?

There are typically two ways that individuals or groups may be able to participate in a hearing: by writing a Letter of Comment or as an Intervenor. Intervenors can file evidence, ask questions about other participants’ evidence and may be asked about their own evidence. A Commenter can share their views or expertise related to a project in a written letter.

Tools for Registered Commenters

As a Commenter, how can I be involved in a hearing process?
This presentation provides a brief overview on how you can participate in a hearing process as a Commenter.

How to prepare a Letter of Comment
In this presentation, you will find tips for preparing your Letter of Comment.

Tools for Registered Intervenors

As an Intervenor, how can I be involved in a hearing process?
This presentation provides a brief overview on how you can participate in a hearing process as an Intervenor.

How can I file confidential information as evidence?
In some cases, you can ask that your evidence is not shared publically. Find out more in this presentation.

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