AS LONG AS WE’RE TALKING about electoral reform, how about we do something about drop-in politicians?
That riding is being vacated by NDP MP Kennedy Stewart. He lives in downtown Vancouver, and he wants to be a mayor, But instead of running for mayor of Burnaby, he plans to run for the mayoralty of Vancouver in the upcoming civic elections.
At least he’s going home. (He used to be the MP for Vancouver Centre but when he lost this seat there, he moved next door to Burnaby, politically that is.)
Whatever happened to living in the place you represent?
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.