There’s no need for political parties

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I’ve just finished reading Wednesday’s editorial. Hats off to Sidney MacEwen for his comments, and for calling the premier to task. That needs to happen a lot more frequently.

With regard to electoral reform, proportional representation, et al, we are making things way more complicated than they need to be.

May I suggest that we consider something more basic? We are already paying 27 MLAs to run the affairs of the Island’s population of less than 150,000 people. I’m absolutely positive that we have as many MLAs as we need. So how about this.

Let’s just eliminate political parties altogether. We create one more seat and elect a premier, elect our 27 MLAs with no allegiance to anyone but the people. No party lines, no “us against them” mentality, just 27 people working for us.

And we could call it . . . democracy!

Shawn Landon,

Murray Harbour

Geographic location: Murray Harbour

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