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?