Editor: With regard to the upcoming provincial election, I’m confused by the fact that Rick Nicholls is putting up signs stating “Re-Elect Rick Nicholls.”
Surely he can only be “re-elected” to the party he was last elected to. He is no longer a member of the provincial Conservative party, so therefore ineligible to claim re-election.
I’m sure there are many people who do not realize this fact and will vote for him based on how they voted before. The result could be he gets elected to a party that has no power and therefore we in Chatham-Kent–Leamington, will have zero representation in Queen’s Park no matter who gets to govern the province for the next four years.
Your article on page 5 in the May 19 Chatham Voice, “Candidates finalized for June 2,” explains this.
There are too many “new parties” joining in, which of course they have a right to form, but the result will be a watered down election which may end up with no one party having any power to actually get anything done, and that should concern us all, no matter one’s political affiliation.