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

Dorothy Hartshorne
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Linda Scotten
Dusty Deal
Holly Pender-Love
Erna Robertson
Noreen Connor
Sarah Williams
Rae Luft
Ron Evans
Robert Alexander
Andrew Clement
Mary MacLachlan
Wayne Choquette
Donald Davidson
Kendra Christiansen
Matthew McAllister
Ian Munro
Susan Walp
marilyn thornton
George Gardiner
Faye Plummer
Sherri Hohert
Jennifer Healey
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David Helem
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  • Dorothy Hartshorne
    signed via 2015-08-15 08:06:37 -0700
  • Ml Leidl
    signed 2015-08-14 19:02:18 -0700
  • Tamara DeCosse
    signed 2015-08-14 17:12:13 -0700
  • Linda Scotten
    signed via 2015-08-14 16:33:42 -0700
  • Dusty Deal
    signed 2015-08-14 15:18:18 -0700
  • Holly Pender-Love
    signed 2015-08-14 15:16:00 -0700
  • Erna Robertson
    signed 2015-08-14 14:45:17 -0700
  • Noreen Connor
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-14 14:34:02 -0700
    Sign the petition: Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!
  • Noreen Connor
    signed 2015-08-14 14:33:35 -0700
  • Sarah Williams
    signed 2015-08-14 14:33:12 -0700
  • Rae Luft
    signed 2015-08-14 14:21:07 -0700
  • Ron Evans
    signed 2015-08-14 14:15:23 -0700
  • Robert Alexander
    signed 2015-08-14 13:31:23 -0700
    Why not include Elizabeth May ? Are you afraid she will show up the others.
  • Andrew Clement
    signed 2015-08-14 12:47:08 -0700
    Dear Rudyard Griffiths,

    President, Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation,


    As I’m sure you are aware, Green Party leader Elizabeth May is an effective and articulate representative of a distinctive perspective in Canadian politics that many support, and many more want to learn more about. It is therefore most puzzling that you have declined so far to invite her to your upcoming party leaders debate. Her deliberate exclusion demeans both the Munk Debates and the wider democratic discourse Canadians have come to expect you aim to serve.


    Please correct this situation and invite Elizabeth May to your 2015 party leaders’ debate.


    Thank you,


    Andrew Clement
  • Mary MacLachlan
    signed 2015-08-14 12:40:21 -0700
    In order to have a fair and democratic election, all candidates’ views must be equally heard in all debates.
  • Wayne Choquette
    signed 2015-08-14 12:33:45 -0700
    Elizabeth May stood out above all of the other candidates, bringing up issues, subtly steering the debate and showing in general the level of leadership that our present electoral system has otherwise foisted upon us. At the very least, she illustrates why we need proportional representation.
  • Donald Davidson
    signed 2015-08-14 12:08:58 -0700
  • Kendra Christiansen
    signed 2015-08-14 12:06:56 -0700
    I want my voice heard, and this is why Elizabeth May NEEDS to take part in ALL the leaders’ debates. To exclude her is unnecessary and undemocratic! She is a valued and valuable member of our government and Canadians deserve to hear what she and the Green Party stand for!
  • Matthew McAllister
    signed 2015-08-14 12:00:39 -0700
  • Ian Munro
    signed 2015-08-14 11:57:46 -0700
    It is indisputable that Elizabeth May’s presence in the Monk debate will raise the quality of the event and promote the democratic process
  • Susan Walp
    signed 2015-08-14 11:56:21 -0700
  • marilyn thornton
    signed 2015-08-14 11:38:18 -0700
  • George Gardiner
    signed 2015-08-14 11:36:05 -0700
  • Faye Plummer
    signed 2015-08-14 11:08:22 -0700
    Elizabeth May should absolutely be included in every leader’s debate.
  • Sherri Hohert
    signed 2015-08-14 11:08:17 -0700
    Why wouldn’t her perspective be included?
  • Jennifer Healey
    signed 2015-08-14 10:58:49 -0700
  • Sabrina Port
    signed 2015-08-14 10:51:15 -0700
    Adding Elizabeth will make the debate something that will help Canadians make an informed decision no matter who they vote for. Less spin and more content would be a great benefit to all.


    I wonder what the debate organizers are afraid of.
  • David Helem
    signed 2015-08-14 10:36:46 -0700
  • David Couves
    signed 2015-08-14 10:16:44 -0700
  • Rhonda Sheen
    signed 2015-08-14 10:09:12 -0700