Voters weren’t born yesterday

Maybe Gordon Pollard was born yesterday, but the readers were not.

Re: True election numbers pathetic for B.C. Liberals (Letters, July 5)

It really bothers me when people like Gordon Pollard, make comments without doing any research.

He recently wrote: “Where but in the bizarre never-never land of our weird electoral system would 24 per cent be considered even minimally acceptable, let alone enough to serve as the basis for claiming a huge success?”

If Pollard would have done his research before shooting off from the hip, he would have noticed that recent provincial elections in Alberta, returned the Conservative government with 25.13 per cent, returned the NDP government in Manitoba with 25.62 per cent, and Ontario returned the Liberal government with 31.54 per cent as a percentage of total registered voters.

Maybe Pollard was born yesterday, but the readers were not.

Joe Sawchuk, Duncan