Letter: BC needs a new voting system
Several times in our province we have had election results distorted by our current voting system (first past the post).
As a result the political landscape has been plagued by polarized politics for as long as anyone can remember and many voters find themselves voting to block something they despise and/or not having their vote represented at all.
The way out of this mess is to reform our voting system so that our votes are accurately represented: proportional representation.
This system is already used by the vast majority of the world’s democratic countries.
It would also establish a dynamic whereby negotiation between parties would be more likely. This change is long overdue.