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B.C. clean-tech alliance ask Trudeau to change economic stimulus priorities

Governments like to talk about the importance of diversifying the economy, but when it comes to providing stimulus, the same old sectors usually top the priority list.

The resource, auto and aeronautics industries are where governments typically put most support.

But in British Columbia, an alliance that represents some of the smartest technology companies the province has ever produced is hoping to change all that.

In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the heads of 51 technology and investment firms have laid out recommendations they feel will give British Columbia’s emerging clean-tech industry a much-needed boost. The letter is to be released on Monday, just before this week’s meeting of the Prime Minister and premiers in Vancouver, and an international conference on sustainable business that begins on Tuesday.

B.C. clean-tech alliance ask Trudeau to change economic stimulus priorities (The Globe and Mail)