El­liott was win­ner

The Chatham Daily News - - OPINION -

In An­drew Co­hen’s Jan. 9 col­umn Trudeau and Trump will sur­vive 2019 — barely, he fig­u­ra­tively raised mock­ing eye­brows by stat­ing “if On­tario vot­ers could elect the buf­foon­ish Doug Ford”, im­ply­ing we were fool­ishly naïve and un­in­formed.

The vot­ers of the Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive party elected Chris­tine El­liot as leader by both pop­u­lar vote and ma­jor­ity of rid­ings, only to be over­ruled by our own elec­toral col­lege, ap­ply­ing un­fair and an­ti­quated qual­i­fiers im­posed after the vote count. Our ace was trumped.

Yvonne Reynolds Ex­eter

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