Interesting that you mention that "there has been an ongoing e-mail and write-in opportunity since Dec 9 (?) when the report was released."
A CBC report on the Ottawa hearings ( http://www.cbc.ca/ottawa/story/ot-energy20060214.html ) notes near the end that "The Ministry of Energy is also accepting feedback on its website," but it doesn't say that its been going on since early December of last year.
I guess that would have clashed with the report headline, "Energy consultations just 'lip service,' critics say," and May's sound bite, "Twelve cities in three days is not a public consultation or proper public process."
The same kind of line appears in the CBC report on the Toronto hearings, ( http://www.cbc.ca/toronto/story/to_nuclear20060214.html ) : "How can you decide on such a big amount in three days of consultation?" asked Jack Alawar. "It's outright ridiculous."
But again, the note at the end of the report, that "The Ministry of Energy is also accepting feedback on its website," doesn't say that its been going on since early December of last year. In this case it would have clashed with the report headline, "Consultation too short, nuclear critics say."
As for May's & her colleagues' performance at the hearings, they are clearly deserving of the annual "Order of Rude Canada" prize.