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: dwalmsley@globeandmail.com 
Address: 444 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2S9
Phone: 1-416-585-5000

The Munk Debates
Email: rudyard@munkdebates.com  
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. Change.org has a petition to sign asking all leaders to participate.

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

 

Who's signing

BonnieJean Devine
Christine Jensen
Judy Lynne
David Olsen
Caitlin Macart
Brian Finnemore
Laura Duncan
Drew Light
Lorrane Auger
Wendy Wickland
Greg Holloway
Jessie Mantle
Margaret Boyes
Emma Scott
Annabella Morrell
Helen Buck
Lois Eaton
Peter Toma
Betty Doherty
kevin buchanan
Anne Wood
Rita Fromholt
Judy Smith
Martin Carver
Susan Ikeda
Neil Drewbrook
Eleanor Holwerda
Sandra Garraway
935 signatures

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  • BonnieJean Devine
    signed 2015-09-05 15:22:30 -0700
  • Christine Jensen
    signed 2015-09-05 14:57:07 -0700
    Why would the leader of the Green Party be excluded from the debates. How can we call this a democracy if all leaders do not attend. As you know Elizabeth May was brilliant in the only debate so far. Is this the issue? The other three leaders would not look as good ?

    What kind of democracy restricts debates. Did Mr Manning no attend debates while he was not even elected?
  • Judy Lynne
    signed 2015-09-05 14:02:57 -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?
  • Laura Duncan
    signed 2015-09-05 12:23:32 -0700
    Being such an amazing orator, and being so in touch with her constituents, Elisabeth and her supporters deserve her voice.
  • Drew Light
    signed 2015-09-05 11:28:14 -0700
    They are just scared of how bad you will beat them!!
  • Lorrane Auger
    signed 2015-09-05 11:14:47 -0700
  • Wendy Wickland
    signed 2015-09-05 11:03:43 -0700
    Please include Elizabeth May in all debates. Her voice is often the most important and UNscripted. Thank you
  • Greg Holloway
    signed 2015-09-05 11:02:00 -0700
  • Jessie Mantle
    signed 2015-09-05 10:50:10 -0700
  • Margaret Boyes
    signed 2015-09-05 10:25:22 -0700
  • Emma Scott
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-05 10:18:18 -0700
    This is still a democracy and all candidates should be included in all debates. Sign the petition: Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!
  • Emma Scott
    signed 2015-09-05 10:16:16 -0700
  • Annabella Morrell
    signed 2015-09-05 09:59:44 -0700
  • Helen Buck
    signed 2015-09-05 09:56:21 -0700
    Please add me only to the petition. I already receive emails from you.
  • Lois Eaton
    signed 2015-09-05 09:17:25 -0700
    There are so many reasons Elizabeth May – Green Party Leader – must, for Canadians, be in the debates. I list a few of the ones most prominent for myself here:

    - this is a national election where ALL party leaders representing what their party offers must democratically be available to ALL Canadians. Anything less slides into another form of government where controlling information given and not given to citizens is prime …. dictatorship.

    - before we can fix are flailing economy and our destruction of the environment we need to restore our democracy. Then we can address economic and environmental needs of our citizens. All leaders in the debate is part of fixing our democracy.

    - the only leader with the articulate, deep understanding of our parliamentary system and therefore can clarify which of the statements from other party leaders can and cannot be done within our Canadian parliamentary system

    - the only woman leader – her voice needs to be heard as no male can completely represent the female perspective of what is needed for our country.

    Many more reasons such as the completeness of the Green Party platform, but that slides into party politics and the big reasons for Elizabeth to be in the debates is around our Canadian Democracy.
  • Peter Toma
    signed 2015-09-05 08:19:46 -0700
  • Betty Doherty
    signed 2015-09-05 07:56:31 -0700
    Keep pushing. Canadians need to hear what Elizabeth has to say. If the other leaders don’t want to hear it what does it say about them?
  • kevin buchanan
    signed 2015-09-05 07:31:12 -0700
  • Anne Wood
    signed 2015-09-05 07:27:56 -0700
  • Rita Fromholt
    signed 2015-09-05 07:15:56 -0700
  • Judy Smith
    signed 2015-09-05 07:12:45 -0700
  • Martin Carver
    signed 2015-09-05 07:10:05 -0700
    It is unethical to exclude Ms. May from any of the leaders’ debates, particularly given what a proven track record she now offers in Parliament.
  • Susan Ikeda
    signed 2015-09-04 22:11:20 -0700
  • Neil Drewbrook
    signed 2015-09-04 14:22:25 -0700
  • Eleanor Holwerda
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-03 18:43:29 -0700
    Sign the petition: Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!
  • Eleanor Holwerda
    signed 2015-09-03 18:43:14 -0700
  • Sandra Garraway
    signed 2015-09-01 14:17:43 -0700