Time to stop the negative voting

It is really about time people stopped the negative voting in this province.

Dear Editor:

In response to the letter to the editor titled, “Support Liberals in the next provincial election,” I would like to respond as follows:

Christy Clark failing, I agree. B.C. Conservatives self-destructing, I agree. NDP and Mr. Dix not the right choice for B.C., agreed. Vote Liberal in the next election, you have got to be kidding me.

It is really about time people stopped the negative voting in this province.

Since when is democracy about voting for the party or candidate you dislike the least? Isn’t it supposed to be about voting for the candidate who will best represent the interests of his or her constituency?

If you do support the Liberals in the next provincial election then be prepared to continue to read real headlines like, “B.C. Place roof to cost $835 million,” followed by “B.C. child poverty rate second worst in Canada after Manitoba” or B.C. MLAs ring up $15 million in costs and expenses” followed by “B.C. has the worst poverty rate in Canada for 12 consecutive years” or “Barisoff tops 2009 election expenses” followed by “$70,000 needed to keep families afloat” in the Okanagan. I think you get the message.

So what then is the answer?

Decide what is important to you and the riding you live in. Then vote for the candidate you think can best represent those interests in Victoria.

Keep in mind though that all party candidates are told how they must vote by the party leader or whip so I question how they actually represent you.

Perhaps an independent candidate might be the answer as I know there will be at least one running here in the upcoming election.

Keith Quesnelle



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