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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.
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.