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Posted: October 18, 2020

A couple questions for candidate Wayne Stetski

Letter to the Editor

To whom it may concern this is just an open letter for publishing from a concerned voter.

In a recent CBC article Kootenay East NDP candidate Wayne Stetski, said that he supports the One Time Alliance for Democratic Reform, which is an alliance of activists that, according to their own website, are “looking to influence B.C. election results.”

Yes, you read that correctly.

They, along with the NDP candidate for Kootenay East, want to influence the outcome of a free and fair election. In other words, the NDP candidate for Kootenay East is documented to support the very backroom deals that his former Ottawa boss, Jagmeet Singh, has denounced. In the same article, Singh went on the record saying that he is against party leaders making secret deals that limit voters’ choices on the ballot. He went onto say that, “people should be the ones electing a party of their choice, and they should be free to choose who they want.”

I have a couple questions for Wayne Stetski and the voters of Kootenay East and Kootenay-Columbia deserve an answer:

  1. Do you agree with Jagmeet Singh and the NDP or do you instead believe that political backroom deals are fair to voters?
  2. If you are willing to foster backroom deals to “influence B.C. election results” at a federal and/or provincial level can the voters of Kootenay East trust you as their provincial MLA?

I believe that a free and fair election requires polling stations not backroom deals and I stand firm in the belief that democracy requires input from a single source: the voter.

Jason Greig,

Cranbrook


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