SEVERAL WORDS COME TO MIND with respect to the open letter signed by five City councillors in support of proportional representation.
Courageous. Creative. Strange.
Why it wasn’t done at a council meeting, where it could have been openly debated and voted upon, remains unclear, though I have an idea. Authorship of the letter — worded in a way that you’d think the fathers of confederation were confirming their resolve to set us free from the yoke of repression — also remains unclear, but at the least it had some help from Fair Vote Kamloops, the local pro-PR lobby group.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.