An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
AFTER A COLUMN last weekend in which I touched on the issue of skipping election forums, I received a reply from Cathy McLeod. She says:
“In Kamloops this round I have never seen so many requests from so many groups. We really need a better system. It is unfeasible to actually do them all.
“Would be much better to have fewer with themes/ blocks where different groups can be part of input.”
I think she has a good point here but let’s separate the issues. My comments in the column had to do with Terry Lake’s past habit as a provincial candidate of refusing some forums hosted by groups he believed to be partisan. I gave as examples forums hosted by the B.C. Teachers Federation and the Farmers Market.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.