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Letter: Electoral Reform and the Evening Meal

To The Editor:

It’s all about balance. 

Even with a vegetarian meal, there needs to be a balance of the essential nutrients.  If we look at Proportional Representation (PR) in the same light, there is an opportunity for the electorate to choose the desired balance.  If we think of the various political parties as one of the essential “food groups”, then we understand that we need some of each for a balanced political meal. 

When looking at any menu, there will always be compromise. 

With PR, the party platform becomes part of the political menu and the electorate can make their choices.  The menu becomes more important than the person presenting the menu.  It is rare that we would dine on an all carbohydrate or all protein meal – so why would we do it with our political meal? 

It’s all about balance.

Ron Robinson, Nelson, BC