Why were you chosen?

Editor, The News:

Re: Next NDP candidate won’t be a white man (The News, Aug. 5).

The NDP’s policy for selecting a new candidate to replace Michael Sather in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows riding is pathetic. It is blatantly discriminatory.

I would have to ask whichever non-white man who runs because this is NDP policy: were you chosen because you are female, a member of an ethnic group, gay, bisexual, lesbian or transgendered or  because you were the most competent to represent this riding?

Barry Bentley

Maple Ridge