Letter writer is fed up with the look and feel of B.C. politics these days

B.C. politics leaves bad taste in Victoria voters’ mouth

Current electoral system needs a shakeup to break voter apathy

What on earth is going on with B.C.’s politicians these days?

We are now confronted with the proposal of taxpayers putting out money to pay for their campaigning?

I don’t think so.

Better they collect money from whomever wants to support them: individuals, unions, corporations, businesses with a limit and full disclosure, of course.

I do not feel we are well served by those elected treating their ‘public service’ as a career, a lifetime job ending with a pension. They should serve no more than two terms. If they cannot accomplish something in that time perhaps they should not be running in the first place.

I like the sound of proportional representation more and more. The two-party system in B.C., and three federally, need a shakeup, they are too entrenched in an ongoing colonialist system which no longer serves the public well.

Political apathy, low voter turnout and younger Canadians’ lack of interest is proof of this.

Toni Graeme

Victoria

Just Posted

Manak calls Const. Ian Jordan fallen hero

Late Victoria cop mourned at funeral by officers from numerous local, out-of-town jurisdictions

Residents call on Colwood to take action against speedsters near Esquimalt Lagoon

Residents say people often to 10 to 40 km/hr over the posted speed limit

Annual cruise honours West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett

Sarah Beckett Memorial Cruise takes place Sunday, April 22

Complaint filed against B.C. naturopath who treated boy with rabid dog saliva

BC Naturopathic Association questions Dr. Anke Zimmermann’s conduct on recent treatments

B.C. government invests $1.9 billion in community housing

14,000 mixed-income affordable units to be built with local housing providers, advocates

Students learn fire, earthquake and general safety in Metchosin

More than 1,000 students go through annual Fire Safety Expo

Spring Home Show this weekend in Colwood

West Shore Parks and Recreation will be transformed to showcase everything home related

Countdown is on to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games

Cowichan Valley hosts on July 19-22

Driving Change: A B.C. man’s charitable trip across Canada

A Kelowna man, his bus, and his mission for positive change across our country

Case of teacher secretly filming teens reaches top court

Acquittal of teacher, Ryan Jarvis, who secretly videoed teens ‘dangerous,’ top court told

Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at annual marijuana protest on the Hill

Marijuana enthusiasts have long been circling April 20 on their calendars as annual day of cannabis

B.C. communities await marine spill compensation years after incidents

The government maintains a Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund to compensate Canadians

RCMP say too early to know what happened in Broncos crash

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said collission very complex

Conservative MP wants feds to close loophole for illegal border crossers

Immigration advocates call on government to suspend Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement

Most Read