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

Joan Duckett
Tony Cochrane
Heather Lyons
Hugh MacCallum
Michael Geldreich
Mary Leppington
M Fran McIninch
Linda Gray
Susan Bates
Naida Hyde
Chad Wilkinson
Joy Craddock
Wendy Taylor
Beatrice Geddes
Sarah Carroll
Connie Duchene
Tom Mitchell
John Polkinghorne
Carole Eyles
William Trotter
Dave Bottles
Paula Marlatt
Colin Nelson
Dave Hargreaves
Anna Wrede
Phil Vecqueray
Eleanor Gregory
Darleene Horricks
504 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 442 reactions

  • Joan Duckett
    signed 2015-07-11 14:27:52 -0700
  • Tony Cochrane
    signed 2015-07-11 14:27:47 -0700
    The other parties who don’t allow Elizabeth May to participate are cowards. What are they afraid of? Are they afraid that Elizabeth can out debate them? Are they afraid that Elizabeth has a platform called Vision Green where ANY question you may have will be answered. I have looked for the platforms of the other parties and I couldn’t find ANY. Are they afraid that the Green Party in the latest poll went from 2% in 2011 to 9% in 2015 and the other parties went down in the polls and that the biggest percentage of people are undecided. Are they afraid that if Elizabeth debates them, the undecided will vote Green and the Harper Dynasty will be over.
  • Heather Lyons
    signed 2015-07-11 14:10:49 -0700
    As leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth should be allowed to take part in the debates. Mr. Harper is must be afraid of her.
  • Hugh MacCallum
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-11 14:06:44 -0700
    Sign the petition: Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!
  • Hugh MacCallum
    signed 2015-07-11 14:03:25 -0700
    what the heck is the “PM” or the "PMO’s and big business afraid of???
  • Michael Geldreich
    signed 2015-07-11 13:40:56 -0700
  • Mary Leppington
    signed 2015-07-11 13:37:38 -0700
    Mr. Harper and Mr. Mulcair, what are you so afraid of? Could it be that Ms May will outshine you?
  • M Fran McIninch
    signed 2015-07-11 13:35:24 -0700
  • Linda Gray
    signed 2015-07-11 13:31:43 -0700
  • Susan Bates
    signed 2015-07-11 13:15:48 -0700
  • Naida Hyde
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-11 13:05:19 -0700
    Sign the petition: Include Elizabeth May in the 2015 Leaders' Debates!
  • Naida Hyde
    signed 2015-07-11 13:03:59 -0700
    Elizabeth May is an articulate politician who makes us feel proud to be Canadian, makes us remember who we are. We need her intelligence, integrity, and savvy in every debate. It’s disgraceful that other leaders are not supporting her inclusion.
  • Chad Wilkinson
    signed 2015-07-11 13:02:18 -0700
  • Joy Craddock
    signed 2015-07-11 12:54:21 -0700
    THIS IS ALMOST TOO ABSURD TO BELIEVE THAT A LEADER OF A PARTY IS EXCLUDED FROM THE DEBATE. WHERE IS DEMOCRACY????
  • Wendy Taylor
    signed via 2015-07-11 12:40:07 -0700
    The elections need to be democratic! We need Elizabeth’s voice!
  • Beatrice Geddes
    signed via 2015-07-11 12:27:09 -0700
    It is essential that Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party be included in our national debates, especially at the time of elections. Her performance in the House has been first class especially when addressing national issues and our democratic parlimentary responsibilities, most important of which are Rights, Freedoms, and the law …all done with truth. B.G.
  • Sarah Carroll
    signed 2015-07-11 11:56:59 -0700
    Corporate politics at work. Limiting participation to an exclusive group based on elected seats, by arguing time constraints, muffles the voice of a growing constituency who can see through the current fog surrounding the Canadian economy. If any leader can shine a light on what is really happening as opposed to what the current government tells us is happening, it’s Elizabeth May. The most effective speaker in Parliament should be included.
  • Connie Duchene
    signed 2015-07-11 11:49:55 -0700
  • Tom Mitchell
    signed 2015-07-11 11:46:39 -0700
    Canada needs Elizabeth let her speak.
  • John Polkinghorne
    signed 2015-07-11 11:44:47 -0700
    We need Elizabeth May more than we need Harper. She provides a necessary balance of logical thought while the other candidates are trying to scratch each other’s eyes out!
  • Carole Eyles
    signed 2015-07-11 11:44:11 -0700
    Because Elizabeth will talking about the facts she will make it harder for the others to only spout the party line. You bet they are afraid of her!
  • William Trotter
    signed 2015-07-11 11:43:38 -0700
  • Dave Bottles
    signed 2015-07-11 11:39:39 -0700
  • Paula Marlatt
    signed 2015-07-11 11:35:00 -0700
    I am asking all political parties to be fair! We deserve a fair democracy in Canada… that’s democracy. Strategy is an element, not a principle of democracy.
  • Colin Nelson
    signed 2015-07-11 11:33:30 -0700
  • Dave Hargreaves
    signed 2015-07-11 11:24:23 -0700
  • Anna Wrede
    signed 2015-07-11 11:20:08 -0700
  • Phil Vecqueray
    signed 2015-07-11 11:13:30 -0700
    It’s about time Harper realized Canadians have democratic rights…..and that includes those seeking public office to be heard in ALL debates!
  • Eleanor Gregory
    signed 2015-07-11 11:13:19 -0700
    I agree they are afraid f Elizabeth
  • Darleene Horricks
    signed 2015-07-11 11:11:15 -0700