Metro Cities Forum 2010 showcases corporate donors to B.C. Liberals
Out of the eight panellists who spoke at a green-themed forum presented by the provincial government and the Vancouver Board of Trade today (February 17), three represent corporate donors to the B.C. Liberal Party.
Metro Cities Forum 2010: Green, Lean, Clean & Good, an event geared toward out-of-town business leaders, took place at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver and ended with a keynote speech by Premier Gordon Campbell.
This morning’s first panel, on sustainability, featured Pulse Energy CEO David Helliwell and Grouse Mountain Resorts CEO Stuart McLaughlin. Grouse Mountain made 27 donations to the B.C. Liberals totalling $67,730 between 2005 and 2009.
The next panel, on renewable energy, included Day4 Energy CEO John MacDonald and Plutonic Power Corporation CEO Donald McInnes. Plutonic made 24 payments totalling $80,986 between 2006 and 2009.
That same panel also featured Paul Taylor, CEO of Naikun Wind Energy Group. Naikun contributed $22,090 in 11 separate payments from 2007 to 2009.
The third panel, on clean energy, featured two executives from Vanoc and Offsetters CEO James Tansey. Elections B.C.’s database shows no political donations from Tansey or his company.
Tansey was a member of the Liberal government’s Green Energy Advisory Task Force.