The voice of government?

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.

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