LETTER: Proportional representation deemed as a threat to Liberals

Dear Editor,

re: Fletcher’s opinion piece on proportional representation.

Methinks they (the Liberal party) protest too much! The only “back room” deal here is the current voting system (first-past-the-post) which guarantees that a minority government can be voted in with 38- 40 per cent of the popular vote and declare themselves the majority, leaving the 60 per cent who did not vote for them unrepresented.

A referendum is public consultation of the highest order. We get to choose, not have the “choice” made for us by a system deliberately skewed in favour of the ruling party. Look out BC Liberals, your days may be numbered.

Susanna Kaljur

Courtenay

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