BC Green party leader Andrew Weaver, middle, along with newly-elected MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau. The Greens have long wanted change from the current winner take along method of electing MLAs.

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Terrace, B.C. letter writer ponders Green seat increase

Dear Sir:

Given the 2017 provincial election results, there’s a more compelling reason than ever to bring in proportional representation.

The preliminary results from May 9 place the BC Liberals at 43 seats, the NDP at 41 and the Green party at 3 seats.

By popular vote, the BC Liberals have 41 per cent, the NDP 40 per cent and the Greens 15 per cent.

But if the number of seats was awarded by proportional representation the results of the provincial election would have featured 36 seats for the Liberals, 35 for the NDP and 15 for the Green party.

True democracy is proportional representation.

I note that both the NDP and the Greens are in favour of electoral reform.

Martin Holzbauer,

Thornhill, B.C.

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