The MLA for Columbia River Revelstoke says an upcoming referendum in 2018 could completely change democracy in BC.
Doug Clovechok says proportional representation needs to be discussed in detail with residents throughout the province.
Clovechok says the November vote could bring in a system that doesn’t work.
“It opens the door for fringe parties,” Clovechok says. “Europe has some incredibly radical right wing parties. New Zealand has a national socialist party involved there. There’s some definite flaws.”
Clovechok feels details around the issue are being muddied by the BC NDP, which could effect what voters know before filling out their ballot.
“The way that the NDP is rolling this out is confusing. There’s no yes or no answer to the question, they want to be obscure about it and they’re rigging it to the benefit of proportional representation,” Clovechok says. “This is going to be the number one issue for a long time in British Columbia.”
A mail-in ballot is expected by the end of November.
– Columbia River Revelstoke MLA, Doug Clovechok