Open letter to Premier John Horgan
Hon. John Horgan, M.L.A.
Premier and President of the Executive Council
West Annex Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Dear Premier Horgan:
We are leading businesses and organizations that are proud to operate in British Columbia and employ British Columbians. We believe building a sustainable, clean economy, powered by renewable energy, is key to ensuring B.C.’s future prosperity in a rapidly changing world.
For all businesses, climate change is a risk to the bottom line. However, it’s also a once-in-a-generation opportunity for B.C. to create jobs, encourage innovation, build healthy and safe communities, and reduce waste.
Strong climate policy provides certainty and is good for business. That’s why the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy supports the full implementation of the government’s CleanBC plan and calls for continued leadership on climate solutions in B.C.
Building on our core strengths and successes to date, we know B.C. can be a leader in the transition to a low-carbon world. We believe the B.C. government should take the following measures to build out the clean economy:
1. Grow clean jobs and attract global investment
- Put policies and incentives in place that spark clean innovation and fuel demand for low-carbon goods and services
2. Make clean choices more affordable and accessible
- Support small and medium-size businesses in their efforts to reduce carbon pollution, prepare for the low-carbon future, and invest in clean solutions
3. Build resilient communities
- Take concrete steps to protect communities from the impacts of climate change on public health and safety, infrastructure, property, and the economy
Climate change is both a challenge and an opportunity for B.C. Now more than ever, we need the B.C. government to demonstrate bold, sustained leadership by prioritizing investments in the clean future.
Avalon Mechanical Consultants Ltd.
Bulkley Valley Brewery
Carbon Engineering Ltd.
Climate Smart Businesses
Cove Continuity Advisors
Denman Island Chocolate
Earnest Ice Cream
Festival Cinemas Ltd.
Hamazaki Wong Marketing Group
Innergex Renewable Energy
Innotech Windows + Doors
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Nature’s Path Foods
Penfolds Roofing & Solar
Persephone Brewing Co.
Phillips Brewing Co.
Reid’s Automotive Recycling Ltd.
Renew Energy Inc.
Salt Spring Coffee
Sea to Sky Removal
Townsite Brewing Inc.
Traction on Demand
Vancouver Film Studios
Hon. George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Hon. Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology
Andrew Wilkinson, Leader of the Official Opposition
Andrew Weaver, Leader of the Third Party
Peter Milobar, Official Opposition Critic for Environment and Climate Change