The NDP’s Bob D’Eith is the MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. (THE NEWS/files)

Letter: Proportional representation can’t happen too soon

I never again want to see a ‘majority’ government that a minority of voters suppported.

Editor, The News:

Re: Maple Ridge MLA leading group on electoral reform.

Congratulations to MLAs Bob D’Eith and Sonia Furstenau for heading up this important initiative to bring in proportional representation for British Columbia.

I never again want to see a ‘majority’ government that a minority of voters supported.

Proportional representation will also be a significant improvement because it will mean that there will be a diversity of MLAs in the Interior and rural B.C. – politicians of all colors.

This means that rural B.C. will be much better represented because the voices of voters will truly be represented in our legislature.

Proportional representation will be a solid step in a positive direction for our democracy.

It can’t happen too soon.

Amber van Drielen


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