Letter: It’s a matter of trust in West Kelowna

Though it seems that such campaigns are about figures and calculations, at the end it is about trust.

To the editor:

Re: West Kelowna referendum: Count till you get it right.

The reaction of the West Kelowna city council to the results of the civic hall referendum (possible recount, etc.) is strange. It reminds a sad joke from North Korea: “It is not important how people vote, what is important how votes are counted.”

In my professional career (I’ve worked for the United Nations for many years) I advised governments in eastern Europe and Africa. I can assure you that, though it seems that such campaigns are about figures and calculations, at the end it is about trust.

And the city council shall be concerned not about the results of the referendum but about a “no-confidence” vote from half of the voters.

Serge Kouzmin, West Kelowna