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.
Looking for more?
Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.