Tannis Braithwaite

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Tannis Braithwaite
Executive Director & Staff Lawyer

Tannis joined BCPIAC as a staff lawyer in February 2012 and was appointed executive director in September 2013.  In addition to acting as executive director, Tannis is BCPIAC’s lead counsel on regulatory matters involving the Fortis Gas Utility and Fortis Alternative Energy Services, and second counsel on regulatory matters involving the Fortis Electric Utility.  Tannis also represents groups and individuals in litigation designed to address systemic issues affecting people living in poverty and other marginalized groups.

Before joining BCPIAC, Tannis was a litigation associate at national firm, where she practiced primarily in the areas of injury and commercial litigation.  Tannis has been an adjunct professor at the UBC Law School and has written for and taught in the Law Society’s Professional Legal Training Program.  She currently sits on the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board.

In her spare time, Tannis competes in triathlons, where she remains a firmly committed mid to back of the packer.

News & updates related to Tannis’s work

Gas marketers coming to Island

Gas marketers coming to Island August 7, 2015  | Tannis Braithwaite | Parksville Qualicum Beach News Link to original article If you use natural gas to heat your home or run your appliances, you can expect a gas marketer to soon appear on your doorstep ...
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BC Hydro, provincial and federal governments oppose anti-poverty and seniors’ organizations’ application to intervene in Site C legal cases

BC Hydro, provincial and federal governments oppose anti-poverty and seniors’ organizations’ application to intervene in Site C legal cases For Immediate Release | BCPIAC Vancouver – BC Hydro and the federal and provincial governments are opposing the participation of anti-poverty and seniors’ groups in ...
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Low income residential ratepayers’ groups apply to intervene in Site C legal cases

Groups representing interests of low income residential ratepayers apply to intervene in Site C legal cases For Immediate Release | BCPIAC Vancouver, BC – Groups representing the interests of low and fixed income residential ratepayers have just applied to the Federal Court to intervene in ...
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