British Columbia - I am disappointed in you. Last week, just 52 percent of you voted in the election, according to preliminary results. I don't think that means you supported the status quo. Instead, I believe you thought there wasn't any difference between the Liberals and the New Democrats. That neither party represented your interests. That one was just as uninspiring as the other. In short, you thought there wasn't any reason to vote. But there was.
You could have cast a vote in favour of electoral reform. You could have cast a vote protesting both the New Democrats and the Liberals by supporting a system that would have given smaller parties and independent candidates a better chance of winning a seat in the legislature. But you didn't. You rejected the single-transferable vote system. So what does this mean for the future of British Columbia?
It means the political establishment can rest easy in the assurance that you are just as complacent as they are, lacking all the resolve and fortitude it would have taken to cast a vote that would have broken the back of British Columbia's party system - a system that has kept you a supplicant to those who are supposed to be the servants of democracy.