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Federal judge rejects Greens’ challenge

Party is fighting to have Elizabeth May in leaders’ debates


 

A Federal Court judge has refused to hear the Green party’s legal arguments as to why leader Elizabeth May should participate in the federal leaders’ debates, the CBC reports. The party’s lawyer and a lawyer for the broadcast consortium were in court Tuesday arguing about whether to rush the case so May can be heard before the debates next week. (English-language debates are next Tuesday, and French-language on Thursday.) The party argued that excluding it from the debate relegates it to the fringes, even though it garnered almost one million votes. A lawyer for the broadcast consortium said the government and court can’t tell the media what to do.

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Federal judge rejects Greens’ challenge

  1. I guess the Judge witnessed her performance at the last debate like the rest of us who thought she should be included last time. This is good news there simply isn't enough time in a day to listen to this boor rant and rave.

  2. I guess the Judge witnessed her performance at the last debate like the rest of us who thought she should be included last time. This is good news there simply isn't enough time in a day to listen to this boor rant and rave.

  3. I see Crazy Lizzie turned down a debate with all the other lunatic fringe parties as they were below here station, I suppose. Poetic justice. In a way I would have liked to see the old nut job in front of the entire population ranting and screaming. The more people get to see her, the more people tune her out. There is a reason she never ran in her adopted home of Cape Breton. We all know her far too well and she would never be elected dog catcher there. Cheers

  4. I see Crazy Lizzie turned down a debate with all the other lunatic fringe parties as they were below here station, I suppose. Poetic justice. In a way I would have liked to see the old nut job in front of the entire population ranting and screaming. The more people get to see her, the more people tune her out. There is a reason she never ran in her adopted home of Cape Breton. We all know her far too well and she would never be elected dog catcher there. Cheers

  5. The court's decision was right… just as the consortium's was wrong. May belongs in the leadership debate.

  6. The court's decision was right… just as the consortium's was wrong. May belongs in the leadership debate.

  7. There is one party* that is really hoping the Greens will have a stronger showing in this election, than the last.

    *Other than the Greens, that is, & especially in closely contested urban ridings.

  8. There is one party* that is really hoping the Greens will have a stronger showing in this election, than the last.

    *Other than the Greens, that is, & especially in closely contested urban ridings.

  9. Actually, the government and the courts *can* tell the media what to do. That's why they're uh.. the government.. and the courts.

  10. Actually, the government and the courts *can* tell the media what to do. That's why they're uh.. the government.. and the courts.

  11. Good news. She was very disrespectful during the last debate.

  12. Good news. She was very disrespectful during the last debate.

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