Justin Trudeau promised this would be the last first-past-the-post election. Of course, he said that before he received a majority government with much less than 50 per cent of the vote.
Obviously the almost 60 per cent of voters who voted against the Liberals should be heard — but with one party having the majority, their opinions are almost always defeated. We saw the terrible damage done to our country by Harper’s false majority and how that damage continues under the Liberals with approval of disastrous projects like Site C and the LNG plant at the mouth of the Skeena River. We need that farmland and that salmon fishery. Food production will be moving north as water sources dry up in the south.
We need proportional representation to give strength to competing voices in parliament. Also, we need to restore government funding of elections so our MPs do not have to spend time fund raising when they should be serving their constituents. It will also prevent the sale of elections to the highest bidder.
Pat Carson, Sidney