Letter: regarding the responses to my Federal Election letter

Tuesday, May 19 2015

Dear Editor:

The simple question was: Is a vote for a Green Party candidate during this upcoming election and in this riding, by splitting the vote, tantamount to a vote for the Conservatives and, as one of your readers put it, nothing more than “petty political maneuvering?” 

In that context the present absence of proportional voting or low voter turnout (which can hurt all parties equally) is irrelevant. I am not a member any political party or a supporter of any of the candidates.

Yours truly,

Luke van der Horst, Gabriola Island