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Elizabeth May excluded from televised debates

Green party leader outraged at broadcast consortium’s decision


 

Green party leader Elizabeth May has been excluded from the nationally televised election debates by the broadcast consortium that includes the CBC, Radio-Canada, CTV, Global and TVA. Jack Layton and Michael Ignatieff have said May should be included in the debates, just as she was in 2008, but without a seat in the House of Commons the Green Party faces an uphill battle to become a nationally recognized party. May was outraged by the consortium’s decision, noting that the Green Party has candidates throughout the country and has the support of 10 per cent of Canadians. She said the party has hired a lawyer to fight the decision.

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Elizabeth May excluded from televised debates

  1. How come the so-called "Green" Elizabeth May never dares to discuss Canada's no. 1 environmental problem, mass immigration which leads to endless urban sprawl, more wear and tear on the infrastructure of our cities, more demand for energy, more cars on the road and tons of other problems? The fact the she prefers politically correct silence over actively taking on this issue means she has nothing important to say that would earn her a place at the leaders' debates. There's already enough intellectually deficient political correctoids getting air time in Canada.

  2. How come the so-called "Green" Elizabeth May never dares to discuss Canada's no. 1 environmental problem, mass immigration which leads to endless urban sprawl, more wear and tear on the infrastructure of our cities, more demand for energy, more cars on the road and tons of other problems? The fact the she prefers politically correct silence over actively taking on this issue means she has nothing important to say that would earn her a place at the leaders' debates. There's already enough intellectually deficient political correctoids getting air time in Canada.

    • Mass immigration has nothing to do with "endless urban sprawl." It's an urban planning problem at the local level, made worse by governments who subsidize regional trains but neglect mass transportation at the local level. You want to end urban sprawl? Make go-train riders support the full cost of that infrastructure, place tolls on teh highways entering cities, and introduce taxation aimed at land use rather than market value.

  3. Mass immigration has nothing to do with "endless urban sprawl." It's an urban planning problem at the local level, made worse by governments who subsidize regional trains but neglect mass transportation at the local level. You want to end urban sprawl? Make go-train riders support the full cost of that infrastructure, place tolls on teh highways entering cities, and introduce taxation aimed at land use rather than market value.

  4. Only among kind, caring, naive, and, one has to say it, gormless Canadians would someone who has no part whatsoever in the country´s parliament even be considered a participant in a national political debate.

  5. Only among kind, caring, naive, and, one has to say it, gormless Canadians would someone who has no part whatsoever in the country´s parliament even be considered a participant in a national political debate.

  6. So let's see the rules.

  7. So let's see the rules.

  8. Elizabeth Mao should be happy the media has resurrected her from the political irrelevancy dung pile and given her some free publicity. The Liberal party media consortium decided in the last election that the Liberal leader, Dijon was a bit of a half wit and needed to be shielded from the glare of the lights and the scrutiny of the electorate so they brought in crazy Liz Mao to run cover for the man from France. Liz Mao should be thanking the Liberal media for reminding Canadians that she's still around. If Liz Mao wants the Liberal party media consortium to let her in on the debates she should join the coalition of losers and the media will welcome her with open arms.

  9. Elizabeth Mao should be happy the media has resurrected her from the political irrelevancy dung pile and given her some free publicity. The Liberal party media consortium decided in the last election that the Liberal leader, Dijon was a bit of a half wit and needed to be shielded from the glare of the lights and the scrutiny of the electorate so they brought in crazy Liz Mao to run cover for the man from France. Liz Mao should be thanking the Liberal media for reminding Canadians that she's still around. If Liz Mao wants the Liberal party media consortium to let her in on the debates she should join the coalition of losers and the media will welcome her with open arms.

  10. Sure, let the greens be part of the debate – but also let the other 19 registered parties be part of the fun:

    Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada

    Bloc Québécois

    Canadian Action Party

    Christian Heritage Party of Canada

    Communist Party of Canada

    Conservative Party of Canada

    First Peoples National Party of Canada

    Green Party of Canada

    Liberal Party of Canada

    Libertarian Party of Canada

    Marijuana Party

    Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

    New Democratic Party

    People’s Political Power Party of Canada

    Pirate Party of Canada

    Progressive Canadian Party

    Rhinoceros Party

    United Party of Canada

    Western Block Party

  11. Sure, let the greens be part of the debate – but also let the other 19 registered parties be part of the fun:

    Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada
    Bloc Québécois
    Canadian Action Party
    Christian Heritage Party of Canada
    Communist Party of Canada
    Conservative Party of Canada
    First Peoples National Party of Canada
    Green Party of Canada
    Liberal Party of Canada
    Libertarian Party of Canada
    Marijuana Party
    Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
    New Democratic Party
    People’s Political Power Party of Canada
    Pirate Party of Canada
    Progressive Canadian Party
    Rhinoceros Party
    United Party of Canada
    Western Block Party

    • None of these parties have ever come close to receiving one million votes from Canadian citizens like the Green party has. One in ten (1/10) voters are voting for the Green Party of Canada, and by not allowing Elizabeth May to speak at the debate is like telling those one million people they are not entitled to their vote. This is a controlled democracy, and it's disgusting that as a first time voter I was not able to see my party leader take part in this important event. Rather, I had to watch the other ignoramuses argue, reverberate pre-written answers and not address any topics relevant to young voters. The number of young voters aged 18-24 is already at a horrible low with only approx. 37% voter turn-out. This number will never change for the better if candidates continue to be disregarded and ignored from democratic showings like the federal debate as Elizabeth May was tonight.

  12. So many issues and questions, so little time. For this it is understandable to exclude May of Green.

  13. So many issues and questions, so little time. For this it is understandable to exclude May of Green.

  14. 1,000,00 Canadians – those who voted Green last election – don't matter? What kind of democracy is this?

  15. 1,000,00 Canadians – those who voted Green last election – don't matter? What kind of democracy is this?

    • Until Harper came along, 33,000,000 million Canadians were controlled by about 500 frenchman such as Godin the maniac and a certain number of english knee walkers. And worse, will never recover.

  16. Until Harper came along, 33,000,000 million Canadians were controlled by about 500 frenchman such as Godin the maniac and a certain number of english knee walkers. And worse, will never recover.

  17. May has no business being included in the debate. Firstly she has nothing to offer that could conceivably change anything and secondly she is a complete a** who makes a fool of herself and takes time away from legitimate participants ie: those who can affect change in the government. And yes, I agree that the Bloc has no business there either but removing them isn't going to happen and two wrongs do not make a right.

  18. May has no business being included in the debate. Firstly she has nothing to offer that could conceivably change anything and secondly she is a complete a** who makes a fool of herself and takes time away from legitimate participants ie: those who can affect change in the government. And yes, I agree that the Bloc has no business there either but removing them isn't going to happen and two wrongs do not make a right.

  19. A simple solution. Since there is no definite rule on the TV debate and there are over a dozen registered parties, go with the House of Commons rule for official party status. That being twelve seats. Crazy Lizzie claims to have 10% of the vote. She did not get 10% of the vote last election. Between elections when it doesn't matter the greens always break into 10/11% range. When the real vote is held that number falls. I suspect the party is in quiet panic mode now. Polling done over the last year has consistently shown them far down in single digits. People have real problems to worry about now, not make believe enviro problems that May and her bunch would solve with draconian eco/carbon taxes. Having never had a real job her entire life she is totally unaware of problems that everyone else has.

  20. A simple solution. Since there is no definite rule on the TV debate and there are over a dozen registered parties, go with the House of Commons rule for official party status. That being twelve seats. Crazy Lizzie claims to have 10% of the vote. She did not get 10% of the vote last election. Between elections when it doesn't matter the greens always break into 10/11% range. When the real vote is held that number falls. I suspect the party is in quiet panic mode now. Polling done over the last year has consistently shown them far down in single digits. People have real problems to worry about now, not make believe enviro problems that May and her bunch would solve with draconian eco/carbon taxes. Having never had a real job her entire life she is totally unaware of problems that everyone else has.

  21. None of these parties have ever come close to receiving one million votes from Canadian citizens like the Green party has. One in ten (1/10) voters are voting for the Green Party of Canada, and by not allowing Elizabeth May to speak at the debate is like telling those one million people they are not entitled to their vote. This is a controlled democracy, and it's disgusting that as a first time voter I was not able to see my party leader take part in this important event. Rather, I had to watch the other ignoramuses argue, reverberate pre-written answers and not address any topics relevant to young voters. The number of young voters aged 18-24 is already at a horrible low with only approx. 37% voter turn-out. This number will never change for the better if candidates continue to be disregarded and ignored from democratic showings like the federal debate as Elizabeth May was tonight.

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