Premier should appoint recall replacement

To the editor:

We should get rid of “recall,” as it is very bad for our political system, a waste of time, a waste of money and an unproductive distraction for those representatives who govern our province.

Think about it.

When we, the voters, go to the polls to elect our “representatives,” we vote for the party the candidates are standing for.

Recalling the elected candidate is not fair to the party that we supported with our votes.

In all fairness, even if an MLA is recalled, his or her party should have the right to appoint a replacement MLA, to serve the party until the next regular election.

After all, it is not the party’s fault that one or two of their “faithful” may be deemed “unfit” by their constituents.

Should any of these “anti-government” recall campaigns actually succeed, our premier should be given the opportunity to appoint a good person of her choosing to fill the void until the next election.

This is the only way that our duly elected “representative, party government” can properly continue to govern the people of British Columbia who elected them.

Let’s all get behind our party, get rid of this “recall” nonsense and carry on with the business of running the province as it should be run – by the party we elected.

Alan MacKinnon

Nanaimo