On Tuesday, the Vancouver Sun's Scott Simpson reported "A new voice will emerge today in the public debate about carbon taxes as a group of 80 B.C. businesses calls on Finance Minister Carole Taylor to adopt a revenue-neutral tax as a means of confronting climate change." The report quotes Xantrex Technology Inc. business development vice-president Nazir Mulji and Mountain Equipment Co-op sustainability director Esther Speck as being supportive of that proposal. Which is all well and good. But it should be mentioned former Mountain Equipment Co-op chief executive officer Peter Robinson was recently appointed to the Campbell administration's ActNow BC Leadership Council. Meanwhile, Xantrex Technology's chairman Mossadiq Umedaly was named BC Hydro Corp.'s chair last month.
January 18, 2008