Cornwall ON – I just don’t get it? Do you? Apparently Elizabeth May is being banned from the Leadership debates…again….and so far there’s been nary a peep from the Federal Leaders.
Could Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, or Gilles Duceppe ever look at a female voter again if they don’t stand up for Ms May?
Certainly she was the most entertaining debater in the last televised debates. The Green Party, while not having any seats, certainly runs candidates Nationally. The Bloc Quebec doesn’t yet does anyone suggest they not have a seat at the table?
I find it odd as we help bomb Libya that we try and stunt our own Democracy by trying to ban not only our only female candidate, but a National leader who’s been to the debate last time around.
Have we not learned our lessons.
This is such a black eye on Canada today and whoever is making this decision needs to lose their job and the Federal leaders need to stand up and be accountable.
Troy Reeb, Vice President of News for Global TV and head of the committee of TV companies, also says their ruling is based on journalistic decision-making.
“The consortium has decided to invite the leaders of the four parties represented in the House of Commons to participate in the leaders’ debates,” said Marco Dubé on behalf of the consortium of CBC, Radio-Canada, CTV, Global and TVA.
“It’s very important that in the next few hours that Canadians from coast to coast express their concerns,” May told the Victoria Times Colonist. “Otherwise, the old-boys’ club will win.”
What do you think Canada? You can post your comments below.