An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
A DEBATE BETWEEN Premier John Horgan and Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson on proportional representation should be a no-brainer.
Wilkinson has challenged Horgan to debate the pros and cons of pro rep in comparison to First Past the Post so British Columbians can be clear about the options.
As Wilkinson puts it, voters deserve to have as much information as possible about the three different systems proposed by the government and about the consequences of change versus the status quo.
Since Horgan has already launched his own campaign promoting pro rep in advance of the October mail-in referendum, he should have no problem accepting Wilkinson’s challenge. At this writing, he’s thinking it over.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.