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Electoral reform debate punchy, but not a knockout

Electoral reform debate punchy, but not a knockout

Premier John Horgan and Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson squared off in Thursday night’s electoral reform debate.

But if viewers were hoping to find out more about the choices on offer for the referendum, they may have come away disappointed.

It was often heated as both the NDP and Liberal leader traded shots and talked over each other during the televised half-hour affair.

At one point, the Premier quipped that if the debate was going to be the two of them shouting over one another, then people were likely to change the channel to “Wheel of Fortune.”

Horgan, who favours proportional representation, says making the switch will mean a fairer system that sees a party get the same number of seats as its popular vote.

Wilkinson who argued to keep the current first-past-the post system, accused the NDP of picking three confusing options behind closed doors and not giving voters enough details about what each of the three proposals would mean for their ridings.

Electoral reform referendum packages are due to Elections BC by 4:30 p.m. November 30th.

More information on electoral reform and the referendum can be found at the Elections BC website.

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