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Answers to Questions from the Public
Bryce asks the City Councillor, Mayor, School Trustee Candidates
British Columbians are actually heading to two polls this year, municipal and we also have the mail-in referendum on Proportional Representation.
What's your position on Proportional Representation and why? Should Kamloops also consider some sort of electoral reform for municipal to ensure each area/neighbourhood of Kamloops gets equitable representation on council? Perhaps even lowering the municipal voting age to 16 to get youth more engage.
Shawn Harnett Answered
I am in favor of Proportional Representation, basically every vote will count to define the makeup of the legislature.
With Kamloops stretched so far and wide, it only seems fair that there is equitable representation on council. If not, communities where council men and woman do not reside could very easily be overlooked.
I would love to see the voting age lowered, it will be a long process to have youth engaged in voting and if we can start them at a young age and even incorporate this subject into the schooling system we could see long term gain and more engaged youth.