Proportional Representation gives power to larger centres

PR will give all the power of policy making in BC to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island because that’swhere the majority of the population lives.

Could Mr Ron Robinson’s views on Proportional Representation (PR) be a little off base (“A lot to gain from electoral reform,” Trail Times, Nov. 30)?

Unfortunately PR will give all the power of policy making in BC to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island because that’s where the majority of the population lives.

PR gives politicians like Andrew Weaver (Leader Green Party) and Sonia Furstenau (Green MLA) the power dictate how or if we will be able live in the Kootenays.

To my fellow Kootenay residents Mr. Andrew Weaver has publicly stated that resource-based employment is obsolete employment.

To all the people that depend on Celgar, sawmills and Teck either directly or indirectly to make a living do you think Mr Weaver really cares about you?

A few months ago when Teck announced they had sold the rest of Waneta dam to Fortis it caused a whole lot of people to rinse their underwear. We then all had a sigh of relief when BC Hydro exercised its right to buy instead of Fortis. The thinking being if we the people own the power needed to make zinc the good life will continue.

Here is a thought, if the NDP cancels Site C as the Greens want and 10 years down the road BC Hydro needs more power to keep the lights on in Vancouver do you think they will be worried about making zinc in Trail?

Let me guess Mr. Robinson you’re a Green Party member and you make or made your living employed in some part of a provincial government.

Bryan DeFerro


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