Banning log exports would harm B.C. economy

Streamlining the log export process and reforming the PST better options to ensure a prosperous province

Banning log exports would harm B.C. economyWith the B.C. provincial election a few months away, the contentious issue of log exports has emerged once again. Some politicians, policy analysts and unions have argued for a ban on log exports. While the current government has allowed limited exports of logs, it has imposed an overly complex export approval process. Banning log exports…

B.C. should keep the carbon tax but make sure it’s revenue neutral

Return the tax to true revenue neutrality through income tax cuts rather than gifts to special interest groups

B.C. should keep the carbon tax but make sure it’s revenue neutralBritish Columbia’s climate policy is at a crossroads. The government must decide how to move forward with its signature policy: The revenue neutral carbon tax. The last increase of the tax was July 1, 2012, just over a year into Premier Christy Clark’s tenure. Detractors want to scrap the tax altogether. Many others want to…