Letter: In support of proportional representation

Kelowna letter writer says Liberal comments on voting are off base

To the editor:

Re; Comments by MLA Todd Stone

With the current voting system, a small shift in the vote percentages often causes wild swings from a right of centre party to a left leaning one then back to the right again, and so on. The systematic dismantling of the previous government’s policies and initiatives by a new government also frequently happens. This too, negatively affects the investment climate in any economy.

With proportional representation, the philosophy and policies of successive governments tend to change more gradually. So, contrary to Mr.Todd Stone’s claim, proportional representation governments in most western democratic countries are not less stable and can in fact be more stable and attractive to economic investment in projects of all sizes.

Terry W. Robertson, Kelowna

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