Greens Still Not at Federal Debate Table – Why? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – April 5, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Greens Still Not at Federal Debate Table – Why?  Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – April 5, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I hate going to court personally.   I really do feel that most times it’s the guilty that are protected more than the victims.   Today Green Party leader Elizabeth May lost her bid to use the courts to force the Media Consortium to allow her to debate the other mostly Federal leaders.

Across Canada all candidate debates will be occurring.  On our public air waves we are omitting a national party’s leader and to me it all comes down to why?

Why after the last election discussion about Ms May’s inclusion weren’t clear rules or guidelines created to avoid this situation from happening again to the Greens or any other party?

With former PM’s Joe Clark and Paul Martin joining thousands of Canadians, if not millions who truly believe in Democracy clearly stating their positions are not these media consortium people figuring out which end is up?

What mostly disturbs me personally is that there are three gentleman asking for my vote as a Canadian, Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, and Jack Layton.   Where are their voices?  Where is their leadership?  Surely if all three stood up and told the media consortium that if they don’t allow Ms May there is no debate the out come would be quite clear?

So we have one woman.   One candidate.  The leader of a party that even if included doesn’t have much more expectation than winning a handful of seats if the stars align correctly being forced out of the debates by a bunch of ” Old Boys”.     Is that why we’re bombing Libya and risking soldiers in Afghanistan?  Is this our Canadian brand of Democracy we wish to spread to the world?

Is this something that we all should be proud of as Canadians?  What are they afraid of?  What are you afraid of?  You can post your comments below.

I think not.

Jamie Gilcig – Editor – Canada Free News

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