PETERS – Kamloops-North Thompson riding deserves a resident MLA

From left, Peter Kerek (Communist), Dan Hines (Green), Peter Milobar (Liberal) and Barb Nederpel (NDP). None lives in the Kamloops-North Thompson riding, though Nederpel says she expects to move there if elected.

WE KEEP HARPING on this, but certainly it deserved to pointed out: once again after next Tuesday, Kamloops-North Thompson will have an MLA who doesn’t live there.

Whether it’s Peter Milobar, Barb Nederpel, Dan Hines, or by some Communist miracle Peter Kerek, all of those prospective MLAs live on the south side of the river.

Now that in and of itself is not a travesty of justice, nor is it unprecedented.

In fact, Kamloops-North Thompson has had two terms of Terry Lake, who lives in the Kamloops downtown.

Kevin Krueger before Lake lived south of the river as well, but at least at that time, the riding boundaries encompassed his home in east Kamloops.

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