LETTER: Pro representation will bring a voice to rural voters

In “Your View” a reader wrote apparently in support of the awful First Past the Post system, erroneously claiming “urban centers are too easily mislead by media or propaganda”.

Urban centers tend to have more diverse opinions, thought, discussion, and media choices. It is the rural centers that, being isolated, tend to be less informed and are more easily manipulated, not the other way around.

Proportional representation is the only way everyone’s vote matters. Canada has seen too many majority governments elected by a minority. The government is supposed to represent the people, not act like dictators that won the election lottery. Nobody who leaves FPTP ever wants to go back.

An as far as wolf culls go – mankind has wiped out 60 per cent of earth’s wild and marine life in just the last 40 years. Isn’t that enough?

Jerry Haustien


Just Posted

Four Grizzlies crack NHL’s central scouting list for 2019

Newhook, Campbell, Bucheler and Berger earn NHL notice

Legend of Victoria dog ‘Cody’ lives on with successful pet drive

Charmaine’s furniture store collecting donations for Victoria Pet Food Bank

Skygazers spot mysterious flaming object during Sunday’s lunar eclipse

University of Victoria astronomer explains the “glowing object”

Evicted UVic student questions Saanich’s housing bylaw

Emma Edmonds had been living with six roommates, while the bylaw states you cannot exceed four

Sooke trade show targets local business

Sookrama planned for April

WATCH: Celebration of Life hosted for 29 Victoria trees set to be removed

Community Trees Matter Network hosting “goodbye and thank you” for trees on Fort Street

POLL: Do you support a speculation tax on vacant homes in Greater Victoria?

Homeowners have begun to receive letters asking if they should be exempt… Continue reading

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Most Read