The old switcheroo

One former provincial Liberal cabinet minister is leaving the board of directors of Catalyst Paper Corp. while another is joining it. Today, the paper manufacturer - which has been leading an business revolt against industrial tax rates in British Columbia - announced ex-finance minister Gary Collins had resigned from its board. But Catalyst also announced it had appointed Geoff Plant as one of the company's new directors. The ex-attorney general is presently a partner with Heenan Blaikie LLP. According to the provincial government's lobbyists registry, his clients presently include Ballard Power Systems Inc., Kleana Power Corp., Riverbank Power Corp. and the Vancouver Foundation. Mr. Plant was also recently appointed the chair of Providence Health Care.

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