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
Address: 444 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2S9
Phone: 1-416-585-5000

The Munk Debates
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

Hans Schneider
Cheryl Gray
Laird Blomgren
Kim Wanless
Haven Hlavacek
Paul Kantor
Karen Gore
Jl Gould
Jennifer Olson
Zoë Lafantaisie
Gail Albrechtson
Joshua Willis
Julie Coles
Jo Ann Gainor
Peter Gamble
Kathleen Lightman
Mei Mei Roche
Dave Manning
Heather Ross
Ron Hart
Josef Cihlar
Robert Williams
Eroca Dancer
Julie Roberts
Dwight Owens
Tom Priestly
Scott Force
Jim Fidler
Marian Garnett
933 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 796 reactions

  • Hans Schneider
    signed 2015-08-03 18:03:21 -0700
  • Cheryl Gray
    signed 2015-08-03 16:06:36 -0700
  • Laird Blomgren
    signed 2015-08-03 15:08:35 -0700
  • Kim Wanless
    signed 2015-08-03 14:59:42 -0700
  • Haven Hlavacek
    signed 2015-08-03 14:54:58 -0700
    Elizabeth May is the leader of a federal party and a sitting MP!
  • Paul Kantor
    signed 2015-08-03 14:37:36 -0700
  • Karen Gore
    signed 2015-08-03 14:33:58 -0700
    Elizabeth May will add more thoughtful discourse to any debate than any other participant. Debate is pointless without her.
  • Jl Gould
    signed 2015-08-03 13:39:42 -0700
  • Jennifer Olson
    signed 2015-08-03 13:23:19 -0700
  • Zoë Lafantaisie
    signed 2015-08-03 13:22:33 -0700
    I can’t believe we have to fight for this – what are we? The U.S.? Some other dictator-run country? Geez – good luck!
  • Gail Albrechtson
    signed 2015-08-03 13:15:50 -0700
  • Joshua Willis
    signed 2015-08-02 22:24:20 -0700
  • Julie Coles
    signed 2015-07-29 16:56:11 -0700
  • Jo Ann Gainor
    signed 2015-07-28 20:04:34 -0700
  • Peter Gamble
    signed 2015-07-28 16:49:09 -0700
  • Kathleen Lightman
    signed 2015-07-27 08:25:37 -0700
    Elizabeth May will keep the debate on cogent issues and cut through the spin offered by the other party candidates. Her presence is essential to the dissemination of the information that is necessary for the electorate to make informed decisions.
  • Mei Mei Roche
    signed via 2015-07-25 19:23:46 -0700
  • Dave Manning
    signed 2015-07-25 12:05:43 -0700
  • Heather Ross
    signed via 2015-07-25 08:33:29 -0700
    Afraid of strong women?
  • Ron Hart
    signed via 2015-07-25 07:05:26 -0700
  • Josef Cihlar
    signed via 2015-07-24 19:22:50 -0700
    The organizers’ rationale was flawed. They should have included all national parties, represented by their respective leaders.
  • Robert Williams
    signed 2015-07-24 16:31:36 -0700
    This petition would be much more effective if the message was clear. At first glance the text above appears to suggest that the petition is aimed at persuading Stephen Harper to join the traditional debates. Show the text of the petition to remove any confusion!
  • Eroca Dancer
    signed 2015-07-24 14:44:46 -0700
  • Julie Roberts
    signed 2015-07-24 10:12:18 -0700
    Yes – Elizabeth May should be included in the debates. The only reason she isn’t is that her opponents are afraid of her as she clearly won the last leaders debate she participated in.
  • Dwight Owens
    signed 2015-07-21 13:17:39 -0700
    Excluding Elizabeth May from the debates is undemocratic.
  • Tom Priestly
    signed 2015-07-21 00:42:27 -0700
    How can the Globe argue to include EM in 2011 and exclude her in 2015? Other than her numerous awards (Best debater, Best MP, and so on) and the extra Green representation at Ottawa, nothing has changed!
  • Scott Force
    @CyberScooby_10 tweeted link to this page. 2015-07-20 09:08:15 -0700
    Sign the petition: Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!
  • Scott Force
    signed 2015-07-20 09:07:31 -0700
  • Jim Fidler
    signed 2015-07-18 18:15:20 -0700
  • Marian Garnett
    signed 2015-07-17 22:27:12 -0700
    Perhaps those who oppose facing her need to be aware that by excluding Elizabeth May they may be seen as being afraid to face her in a public forum, where they can’t control her!