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The media consortium that produces the televised leaders’ debates reversed yesterday’s decision and announced it will allow the Green Party to attend the debates on October 1st and 2nd.
The change comes after the NDP and Conservatives bowed to public pressure and withdrew their threats to boycott the debates if May attends. The Conservatives, NDP and Bloc argue the Green Party should be excluded from debates because Elizabeth May has publicly endorsed Stéphane Dion and other Liberal candidates in the election.
Stéphane Dion has supported including May in the debates since the two parties formed an alliance last year.
The media consortium that produces the televised leaders’ debates says Green Party leader Elizabeth May will not be invited to the debates in October.
The media consortium implied one or more political parties threatened to boycott the debates if the Green Party were included.
The Conservatives, NDP and Bloc all oppose including the Green Party in the debates, saying Elizabeth May is a Liberal proxy because she has endorsed Stéphane Dion and other Liberal candidates in the election.
The Liberal Party has advocated in favour of including the Green Party since the two parties formed an alliance last year.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May says she should be included in the televised leaders’ debates during the upcoming federal election.
May 28 to June 8, 2007 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes Canada’s climate change plan to the G-8 meeting in Berlin, saying it can be an example to other nations of how a country can reduce greenhouse gases outside the Kyoto framework.
Harper pressed for an inclusive approach that would allow nations currently without Kyoto targets, who together produce 70% of the world’s greenhouse gases, to participate in an international agreement in the post-Kyoto round of negotiations.
Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, NDP leader Jack Layton, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, environmentalist David Suzuki continue their opposition to the government’s plan, saying Canada must meet its Kyoto targets beginning 2008.
Leaders at the G-8 agreed for the first time to work toward absolute cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Liberal leader Stéphane Dion announced a deal between their parties to not run candidates against each other in their home ridings.
Dion supports including May in the televised leaders debate, and pledges to fight for her in Central Nova during the next election.
I will fight for 307 Liberals, plus Elizabeth May.
- Stéphane Dion
May says she supports Dion for Prime Minister in order to prevent Harper from being re-elected. She compares Stephen Harper to George Bush,vowing to avoid a scenario such as the last US Presidential election when Ralph Nader split the vote and helped re-elect George Bush.
NPD leader Jack Layton objects to the alliance, saying it is anti-democratic, while Conservative Monty Solberg says its a sign of weak leadership.
March 18, 2007 – Green Party leader Elizabeth May decides to run in Foreign Affairs Minister Peter McKay’s home riding in the next federal election.
May’s denies rumours that she made a deal with the Liberal Party so they would not run a candidate against her in Central Nova.
May also laments the loss of the former Progressive Conservative party, claiming the current Conservative party is too close to George Bush.
Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, comments on the termination of the Environment Commissioner due to a philosophical disagreement with the Auditor General over the role of the Commissioner.
May advocates an activist role for the Environment Commissioner, saying the role should be one of political advocacy rather than a ‘value for money’ approach favoured by the Auditor General.
May also makes a case for including her in the national televised debate.
Brian Mulroney was given ‘The Greenest Prime Minister’ award for his government’s various environmental initiatives between 1984 and 1993.
Mulroney is introduced at a dinner in his honor by Canadian comedy television personality Rick Mercer, Elizabeth May (now leader of the Green Party), Premier Jean Charest and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Rick Mercer’s Introduction
Rick Mercer introduces Brian Mulroney as ‘The Greenest Prime Minister’ at an award dinner honoring his environmental achievements.
The environment has to be the ultimate non-partisan issue. For too long its been perceived as an issue of the left, and that certainly cannot continue to be. There’s just so many unfortunate stereotypes … On one hand you have the stereotype of a conservative who is strict and unforgiving. And then you have the stereotype of an environmentalist which is … nuts. But it turns out, when you merge these two stereotypes you end up with the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.