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Credit: Andrew Wilkinson / Paul Duchart

The two combatants don’t seem to like each other very much

Did the recent municipal elections not provide enough political bloodshed for your liking?

Then we have good news for you. Your voting duties as a citizen aren’t over, and neither are the uncomfortable standoffs in which politicians accuse each other of standing in the way of democracy, among numerous other things.

B.C. residents have already received a mail-in ballot from Elections BC in which they will vote on whether the province should change its electoral system from the current first-past-the-post to a method that revolves around proportional representation. The ballots must be returned by November 30.

And, in what promises to be the most anticipated brawl since McGregor-Khabib (OK, maybe that’s stretching it a bit), Premier John Horgan and Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson will debate the merits of proportional representation on November 8.

It’s a good thing too, as it appears B.C. voters are undecided about exactly what they want in a voting system.

The event will be televised and one can expect fireworks from two political rivals who, um, don’t seem to like each other all that much.

We can’t link to it just yet, but in a recent BCBusiness profile about Horgan, Wilkinson had this to say: “In the legislature, we argue about policy, but most of us have long-time relationships with people on the other side. But John Horgan is not one of the people who makes friends easily, and I have never gotten to know him.”

(The issue is on newsstands now!)

Horgan has stayed mostly quiet (at least in public) about Wilkinson, but it’s safe to assume the two aren’t exactly friendly.

Honestly, we can’t wait for the gloves to come off.