Participate in a hearing

The Hearing Process

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is committed to fair, inclusive, transparent, and efficient hearings and decisions. Our processes enable us to engage meaningfully with Canadians, and in particular Indigenous Peoples, in our public hearings.

We are committed to reconciliation and are evolving our hearings to make it easier for Indigenous peoples to participate in ways that work best for them. We also consider the impact our work has on Indigenous rights and take into account Indigenous knowledge when we make our decisions.

What you need to know

Hearing Process

Learn all about the CER’s hearing process.

Process Advisor

Learn about process advisors and how they support participants through the hearing process.

Participant Toolbox

Find out more about how to register as a commenter or intervenor and participate in a hearing.

Participant Funding

See if you are eligible to apply for participant funding for hearing.

Expectations of Hearing Attendees

Learn about the level of decorum that’s expected in the hearing room to ensure a safe and respectful environment for everyone attending our hearings.

Policy on Public and Media Access at CER Hearings

Read about the public hearing process and how you can participate in a specific proposed energy project.

Features

View projects and hearings
 

Learn more about specific projects currently before the CER.

Learn more about specific projects currently before the CER.

Apply to Participate
 

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See how filing manuals can help you understand what to include in an application to the CER.

Upcoming Hearing sessions
 

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Visit this page to find information on specific CER hearings, information sessions, and conferences.

Related publications

The CER, Energy Projects, and You
 

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The CER, Energy Projects, and Indigenous Peoples

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Participating in a CER Hearing
 

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