Media hasn’t mentioned 2 things about Greens in debate


In all the coverage of the decision to not allow Elizabeth May into the leaders TV debates, how is it possible that no one in the Ottawa Press Gallery has reported on these two issues?

1) Why would it take until the election for the TV consortium (CBC, CTV, Global, Radio-Canada and TVA) to decide on the debate rules? This exact same issue came up in 2008 so no one can claim to have been taken unaware about the need for firm rules.

2) Why has no one in the media mentioned that MP Blair Wilson (who was kicked out of Liberal caucus) “joined” the Green Party which then gave May the necessary MP to take part in 2008?

May: “I am grateful for Mr. Wilson’s principled belief that the Green Party deserves a voice in Parliament and for his firm commitment to democracy. With a Green MP sitting in the House of Commons, it will now be impossible to exclude the Green Party from the televised leaders’ debates in the next election.”

It wouldn’t be because all this creates great exposure for the Green Party and the TV debate now would it?


3 Responses to “Media hasn’t mentioned 2 things about Greens in debate”

  1. Jen Says:

    O/T, I notice that layton and ignatieff are following up on the conservative budget as their own. 300 Million dollars elections to repeat some of the Conservatives own budget which many canadians wanted in the first place but was slam down by the coalition of leaders.

  2. Fay Says:

    G+M reporting Liberals have raise 1 million dollars in the first 4 days of the election. Wow.
    Hard to believe.

  3. Simeon Says:

    Lizzy does NOT deserve a seat at the table after lying on Steve Paikin’s “The Agenda” than attaching Steve’s name to the lie that got her finally barred from the show. When one journalist’s character is injured by a self serving politician the whole journalist guild rally around and support said journalist.
    Lizzy is persona non grata.

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