Letter: Disappointed at win-at-all-costs attitude of MLAs

Editor:

Re: KTW’s online story of Dec. 31 (‘Stone calls pro-rep outcome a resounding defeat’):

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Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone’s “resounding defeat” comment says more about the ethics of the B.C. Liberals than it does about the results of the referendum on electoral reform.

The No campaign, on behalf of the B.C. Liberals, was run on a platform of lies, misinformation and fear-mongering.

That a party and a leader supposedly working for the good of British Columbians would stoop so low is not only disappointing, it’s scary.

We should be able to trust those we elect to govern us.

B.C. Liberal supporters who voted against proportional representation should not be celebrating a victory. They should be examining their priorities: should their party triumph or should we have a fair electoral system that truly represents the voters of B.C.?

I find it hard to believe that all B.C. Liberal MLAs would opt for winning at all costs.

So much for the independence of MLAs to vote their conscience.

Daryl Sturdy
Vancouver

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