Greens votes can make difference

It’s exciting to think the new federal Nanaimo riding could be an “election battleground.”

To the Editor,

Re: Nanaimo could be an election battleground, Opinion, March 10.

It’s exciting to think the new federal Nanaimo riding could be an “election battleground.”

Contrary to speculation that the “surging Greens” could divide the progressive vote, evidence suggests that where there is a strong Green candidate, not only do the Greens pick up disaffected voters from parties on the right and left who refuse to vote for each other, but overall voter turnout increases as well. Greens could well be a unifier rather than divider.

Liz FoxLantzville