Will proportional representation reduce rural representation in the BC Legislature?

Answer:

Proportional representation will mean more representation for every voter in every region of the province. Right now, many ridings are represented by MLAs who got less than 50% of the vote. That means that more than half of residents are represented by an MLA whose Party doesn’t best represent the direction they want the province to go in. In a system of proportional representation, the votes from British Columbians in all ridings - whether rural, semi-rural or urban - will go to elect representatives. What’s more, the referendum rules require that no matter what system voters choose, no region of the province will have fewer MLAs than it does right now.

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