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First-past-the-post letter goes too far

Re: Gary Dale's letter, "First-past-the-post system perverts will of majority, says letter-writer," (The Hill Times, May 30, p. 8) and on my concerns about electoral reform, he tortures a variety of statistics to try to make them tell the truth. He goes much too far, however, when he tries to draw a line between the first-past-the-post electoral system and Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany. His argument is offensive and misleading. I believe Mr. Dale owes us all an apology.

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First-past-the-post letter goes too far

Re: Gary Dale's letter, "First-past-the-post system perverts will of majority, says letter-writer," (The Hill Times, May 30, p. 8) and on my concerns about electoral reform, he tortures a variety of statistics to try to make them tell the truth. He goes much too far, however, when he tries to draw a line between the first-past-the-post electoral system and Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany. His argument is offensive and misleading. I believe Mr. Dale owes us all an apology.

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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