Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!

Leaders' debates that exclude Elizabeth are missing an important voice for democracy. Over 80% of Canadians in a recent EKOS poll said they want Elizabeth included. Add your voice to protest!

Canadians want and deserve to hear the Green Party Leader Elizabeth challenge the other federal leaders in the Globe and Mail, Munk, and TVA debates, too.  Globe and Mail and Munk Debates need to hear from Canadians that Elizabeth is needed. Sign our petition below, sign the Green Party of Canada petition too, and write or email:

Globe & Mail
Email: [email protected] 
Address: 444 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2S9
Phone: 1-416-585-5000

The Munk Debates
Email: [email protected]  
Address: The Munk Debates c/o The Aurea Foundation, The Gate House, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2E1


Adding insult to injury, Mulcair's refusal to participate in the televised National Broadcasters’ debates is a clear attempt to shut Elizabeth May out. These are the debates that will be seen by at least 14 million Canadians from coast to coast to coast. has a petition to sign asking all leaders to participate.

 "Democracy is worth fighting for" (Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader).


Who's signing

Sheila Walker
Dorothea Gordon
Annie Grossnickle
Mary Walter
Gail Pettinger
Geoffrey Strong
M Linnette Abbot
Mona Acker
Bob Harri
Anne-Marie Daniel
Leslie McBain
Amy Nold
Alan Keser
Laura Winter
Margo Massie
Jan Carroll
Linda Miller
Dorothy Janecek
Tamar Griggs
Wendy Lopez
Elizabeth Griffin
Gary Gray
Michele Trottier
Robert Harvey
Gail Byers
Bonnie Jean Devine
David Olsen
Caitlin Macart
Brian Finnemore
428 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 376 reactions

  • Sheila Walker
    signed 2015-09-24 22:27:08 -0700
    Elizabeth May should be included in all leader’s debates, as she contributes to a better understanding of issues for all Canadians!!!
  • Dorothea Gordon
    signed 2015-09-19 07:51:31 -0700
  • Annie Grossnickle
    signed 2015-09-17 20:47:22 -0700
  • Mary Walter
    signed 2015-09-16 15:03:31 -0700
    The national [parties have always taken part in the debates. By shutting out the Green party from the debates you are not allowing a very important voice to be silenced. In a Democracy , this is not the way it should be. The voters need to hear from all their national leaders so that they can make informed decisions on election day. what is happening to Canada? It is not a dictatorship, it is a democracy so please allow all the voices of our national leaders to be heard in the debates.
  • Gail Pettinger
    signed 2015-09-14 02:46:49 -0700
    Hosts of “national” debates are doing Canada a real disservice if they exclude Elizabeth May and her knowledge, experience and skill in seeking collaborative solutions to all areas of debate. She has more than qualified for the right to represent the many citizens who support her vision for Canada.
  • Geoffrey Strong
    signed 2015-09-11 21:04:37 -0700
  • M Linnette Abbot
    signed 2015-09-09 23:19:19 -0700
  • Mona Acker
    signed 2015-09-08 12:28:19 -0700
    Democracy depends on an informed electorate. Include all party leaders in every debate.
  • Bob Harri
    signed 2015-09-08 11:33:37 -0700
    Any so-called debate that doesn’t include Elizabeth May would be a sham and an attack on Canadian democracy. It would narrow rather than broaden the perspective of Canadian voters.
  • Anne-Marie Daniel
    signed 2015-09-07 20:05:05 -0700
  • Leslie McBain
    signed via 2015-09-07 12:56:19 -0700
  • Amy Nold
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-07 10:04:58 -0700
    Sign the petition: Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!
  • Amy Nold
    signed 2015-09-07 10:04:20 -0700
    We need Elizabeth’s voice alongside with the other candidates!!!
  • Alan Keser
    signed 2015-09-06 22:26:09 -0700
  • Laura Winter
    signed 2015-09-06 21:51:06 -0700
  • Margo Massie
    signed 2015-09-06 13:47:13 -0700
  • Jan Carroll
    signed 2015-09-06 11:39:02 -0700
    It is very important to have Elizabeth May’s voice in the debates.
  • Linda Miller
    signed 2015-09-06 09:37:59 -0700
  • Dorothy Janecek
    signed 2015-09-06 08:50:56 -0700
    Elizabeth May should definitely be allowed to take part in any of the Leaders Debates. she is the leader of an Official Political Party
  • Tamar Griggs
    signed 2015-09-06 08:33:45 -0700
  • Wendy Lopez
    signed 2015-09-06 07:52:54 -0700
  • Elizabeth Griffin
    signed 2015-09-06 06:49:06 -0700
  • Gary Gray
    signed 2015-09-06 01:33:49 -0700,parlimentarian.of.the.year.participate!

  • Michele Trottier
    signed 2015-09-05 22:22:15 -0700
  • Robert Harvey
    signed 2015-09-05 16:48:47 -0700
  • Gail Byers
    signed 2015-09-05 16:36:35 -0700
  • Bonnie Jean Devine
    signed 2015-09-05 15:22:30 -0700
  • David Olsen
    signed 2015-09-05 13:20:21 -0700
    To Tom Mulcair: Good for you for standing up for the Syrian and other refugees. But you can do more, by attending the debates and speaking about it. And let Elizabeth May do the same.
  • Caitlin Macart
    signed 2015-09-05 13:02:49 -0700
    Please DO NOT EXCLUDE Elizabeth May from these upcoming debates. We SO need her perspective, her voice, and her willingness to work with other political parties for the good of us all. With all due respect, let me suggest that if Mr. Mulcair refuses to participate in debates that include Ms. May, then he should stay home and watch those debates on TV. This is not the fourth grade, he’s not the king of the clique, and he shouldn’t be allowed to determine who comes to the birthday party.
  • Brian Finnemore
    signed 2015-09-05 12:38:43 -0700
    Why are the 3 large political parties afraid of having an articulate woman participate in the debates?