Opinion

Apathy tilted democracy

To the editor:

David Knowles, a CORD director is apparently of the opinion that the 52 per cent of the eligible voters who didn’t vote were ambivalent and would be happy with either incorporation or amalgamation.

I beg to differ! I believe that many of the voters who didn’t go to the polls were of the opinion that common sense would prevail and a decision to amalgamate was a done deal. Consequently they just didn’t bother to vote.

Their apathy may have been enough to tilt the outcome away from a truly democratic decision.

The vested interest group which advocated incorporation did a better job of getting their supporters to the polls to win a very slim majority. Now they are citing all the potential roadblocks that Ms. Reis will face if she is elected mayor.

Let’s get back to the common sense option of amalgamation sooner rather than later.

Ray H. Hunt,

Kelowna

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