John Horgan, a candidate to lead the BC New Democrats, is the first candidate for premier of BC to announce that he would expand the province’s best-in-the-world carbon tax shift. That’s good news.

It’s also a relief to hear a New Democrat leadership candidate recant his prior opposition to the tax shift. In 2009, Dorgan followed the party’s cynical campaign strategy of carbon-tax demagoguery.

It’s nice to see a mea culpa.