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. 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

Jo Ann Gainor
Peter Gamble
Kathleen Lightman
Eroca Dancer
Dwight Owens
Jim Fidler
Marian Garnett
Bram Goldwater
Gwen Curry
Nathaniel Hayes
Jean Hodgson
Pearl Newfeld
James Grayson
Lynda Leaf
Donnamae Wilson
Graeme Bristol
Peter Martin
Don Tom
Eric Mills
Heidi Trost
Bill Davidson
William Morrison
Jennifer Owen
Barbara Corry
Marilyn Kan
Ted McLeod
Bryce Lundeen
Arlene Skerrett
Gerry Bliss
Peter Scholefield
504 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 442 reactions

  • 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.
  • Eroca Dancer
    signed 2015-07-24 14:44:46 -0700
  • Dwight Owens
    signed 2015-07-21 13:17:39 -0700
    Excluding Elizabeth May from the debates is undemocratic.
  • 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!
  • Bram Goldwater
    signed 2015-07-16 19:23:24 -0700
  • Gwen Curry
    signed 2015-07-16 17:35:51 -0700
  • Nathaniel Hayes
    signed 2015-07-16 17:11:37 -0700
    If we are to remain a democratic society, then all leaders of political parties need to have their voices heard in any and all public forum. Denying Elizabeth May an opportunity to speak at any debate is stating that the voices of the Canadians that voted for her do not matter, effectively destroying democracy.
  • Jean Hodgson
    signed 2015-07-15 10:25:25 -0700
  • Pearl Newfeld
    signed 2015-07-15 09:24:48 -0700
  • James Grayson
    signed 2015-07-14 22:10:57 -0700
    “You can fool some of the people all pf the time. and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” You certainly cannot fool Green Party supporters any of the time.

    What, exactly, are the other party leaders afraid of?
  • Lynda Leaf
    signed 2015-07-14 17:39:17 -0700
    Democracy is fragile. We need to hear from all players particularly those who believe in it. Without Elizabeth May we don’t get facts and reason. Why are the parties and the media limiting the input?
  • Donnamae Wilson
    signed 2015-07-14 17:29:12 -0700
    We need her there to keep the facts straight!
  • Graeme Bristol
    signed 2015-07-14 15:55:42 -0700
    I want to hear from politicians about how we get to a sustainable future. Without Ms. May in such debates all I am going to hear are the same old soporific platitudes. Heard that before too many times now. I have grandchildren. When we have an empty government chair at the Climate Summit (in Toronto no less) and the Environment Minister electioneers in Nunavut, it’s time the citizens of this country had a bigger, stronger, and more focused voice at the table. And, Ms. May’s voice will certainly be heard despite these obstructions.
  • Peter Martin
    signed 2015-07-14 14:06:29 -0700
  • Don Tom
    signed 2015-07-14 11:43:38 -0700
  • Eric Mills
    signed 2015-07-14 11:08:50 -0700
  • Heidi Trost
    signed 2015-07-14 11:02:17 -0700
  • Bill Davidson
    signed 2015-07-14 10:51:22 -0700
  • William Morrison
    signed 2015-07-14 10:48:23 -0700
    Ms. May is the Green Party leader. Ms. May speaks for me and countless other Canadians. Ms. May represents democracy, unlike several other Canadian political party leaders. I want Ms. May to be shown the respect she has earned and deserves. I want Ms. May to be heard.

    Thank you

    Bill Morrison
  • Jennifer Owen
    signed 2015-07-14 08:02:42 -0700
  • Barbara Corry
    signed 2015-07-13 21:57:25 -0700
  • Marilyn Kan
    signed 2015-07-13 18:54:51 -0700
  • Ted McLeod
    signed 2015-07-13 15:26:07 -0700
  • Bryce Lundeen
    signed 2015-07-13 15:13:21 -0700
  • Arlene Skerrett
    signed 2015-07-13 14:47:27 -0700
  • Gerry Bliss
    signed 2015-07-13 13:45:34 -0700
  • Peter Scholefield
    signed 2015-07-13 13:36:22 -0700