Canada's broadcasters will not allow Green Leader Elizabeth May to participate in the leaders debates during the federal election campaign, the networks announced Monday afternoon.
'The notion that I would go into debates as someone to cheer on one other party leader is absurd.'— Green Leader Elizabeth May
The consortium of networks, which includes the CBC, said three of Canada's parties were opposed to May's inclusion, but did not give more details.
In recent days, the Conservatives, Bloc Québécois and the NDP have all expressed their opposition to May joining the debates.
"It became clear that if the Green party were included, there would be no leaders' debate," the consortium said in a press release.
"In the interest of Canadians, the consortium has determined that it is better to broadcast the debates with the four major party leaders, rather than not at all." from CBC.
I am dazed and confused, do we live in a democratic Canada or a communist regime? They will boycott if Elizabeth joins in the debate.... WTF.... talk about not playing nice in the sand box! Please write the CBC, or CTV, or Global and tell them what you think! And PLEASE vote GREEN!