LETTER: Wilks’ protest rings hollow

Reader Kevin LePape says election boundary changes will benefit Conservatives in the Kootenays.

Re: “MP disputes statements on electoral boundaries

Mr. Wilks states “This is absolutely false information”. He is absolutely incorrect: the non-Conservative voters were certainly outraged, the Harper government did, in fact, change the boundaries of many of Canada’s electoral ridings (upon the advice of appointed commissions but the government is the one to actually enact the laws to make it happen), and the new, redrawn ridings here in the Kootenay will absolutely give the Conservative Party candidates a much greater advantage. Even my most right-wing, NDP-hating local friends couldn’t deny this and keep a straight face.

Kevin LePape

Rural Nelson

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