Proportional representation would not shut out rural B.C.

Regarding your article on Todd Stone, MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson

Editor, The Times:

Regarding your article on Todd Stone, MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson (“Todd Stone unveils six-point plan for rural B.C.), which was posted online on Nov. 3:

I was surprised to hear his remarks about the upcoming referendum on our voting system. How is having a referendum “unfair and self-serving?”

I don’t believe the voice of rural B.C. will be shut out. There are a lot of Liberal MLAs in rural B.C. who will be running again and have just as good a chance to get elected under another system as a New Democrat.

The only thing that will change is that NO party under proportional representation will have 100 per cent of the power with as little as 39 per cent of the popular vote.

Donna Stocker

Cawston, B.C.

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