Globe and Mail | 24Apr2010 | Orest Slepokura

It isn't easy being green

Helena Guergis touted a green technology company to Simcoe County officials while her husband, Rahim Jaffer, was involved in a potentially lucrative business plan to take the firm public. Last September, Ms. Guergis sent a letter to Tony Guergis, her cousin, a municipal politician for Simcoe County, suggesting council consider doing business with the recycling company – an overture, apparently, now freighted with problematic conflict of interest issues for the unhappy couple.

Kermit the Frog had it right: It isn't easy being green.

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore, Alta.