LETTER: Referendum results restore Port Alberni writer’s faith in electorate

My faith in the intelligence of the electorate has been restored…

To the Editor,

My faith in the intelligence of the electorate has been restored.

Despite all the ads, lawn signs and letters from those who were being led down the Green garden path by Andrew Weaver, the majority of British Columbians weren’t about to take a leap of bad faith to untried and elsewhere unsuccessful forms of voting for representation.

There may be a better way of preferential voting that ensures that a third party candidate, not wanted by the majority of constituents, doesn’t come up the middle in a split vote by indicating a first choice and a second choice.

But the three phoney choices, identified by David Eby and cohorts in this very flawed referendum, would have disenfranchised most of the citizens and left total power in the hands of party hacks and the big urban centres.

Now let’s quit wasting everybody’s energy, time and money on these useless political exercises and get back to governing our province efficiently and effectively.

R.A. Cole,

Port Alberni

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