An open letter from some businesses calling on Premier Christy Clark to up the carbon tax isn’t going down too well with other business groups.
That letter by more than 130 businesses calls on the premier to thaw-out its freeze on the thirty dollar a tonne rate
But Executive Vice President of The Business Council of British Columbia Jock Finlayson says that doesn’t reflect the opinion of the mainstream business community.
“The main industry association, the BC Chamber of commerce, and a variety of others do not subscribe to that particular viewpoint. But I do respect the fact that there’s a mix of opinions out there, including in the business world, on some of these topics including the carbon tax.”
Finlayson says his organisation would rather see a national strategy.
“We need to be working collaboratively with other jurisdictions rather than continuing with this somewhat myopic made-in-BC approach to climate policy that I think was reflected in the letter that was released today.”
The letter says the tax should rise in 2018 with ten dollars added every year after that.