Letter: Serve all of B.C.

The Editor, Re. “Variety of voices speak in favour of PR” (Letters, The Tri-City News, Oct. 10).

The Editor,

Re. “Variety of voices speak in favour of PR” (Letters, The Tri-City News, Oct. 10).

article continues below

Under our current voting system, each successive government’s first act of business is to dismantle what the previous administration put in place. Why is that? Our voting system gives all power to one party.

But no one party can serve all the needs of British Columbians. Governments made up of several parties are more likely to serve the needs of more British Columbians. If you want long-term stability in public policies instead of the current flip-flops, vote for proportional representation and coalition government.

Also, minority and coalition governments get things done. Canada has good experience to draw on. Federally, the minority governments of the 1960s produced significant policies of lasting benefit, including Medicare, Old Age Security pensions, the Transportation Act, the Bank Act and the maple leaf flag.

No majority government can match that record.

Working together is not weakness, it is our strength. In the upcoming referendum on electoral reform, I will vote Yes for better government.
Nick Loenen, Richmond

Read Related Topics

© Copyright 2018 Tri-City News

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Tri-City News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Tri-City News POLL

Will you turn down the heat to conserve natural gas this winter?

or  view results

  • SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Popular Letters