Wednesday, May 13, 2009

On last night's election

In BC, the electorate re-elected Gordon Campbell and decisively rejected a proportional representation variant (STV). The Campbell win is, at the very best, a mixed bag, as it means that Canadians aren't reactively anti-carbon pricing, though they re-elected a pretty brown pol to prove it.

The STV loss merely confirms what I assumed after MMP lost in Ontario: I will not see electoral sanity in this country in my lifetime.

1 comment:

Wayne Smith said...

So once again, one political party has ALL the power in BC, even though most people voted against them.

Most of us are "represented" by somebody we voted against, and most MLAs "represent" mostly people who voted against them.

And apparently, most people in BC think all this is OK.

I don't think it's OK, and I am not going to stop saying so.