The consortium of  broadcast networks that organize the debates among political leader announced they will  exclude Green party Leader Elizabeth May. The group said in a news release that other other party leaders would refuse to participate in the debates on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 if May took part.

The Canadian Press story is here
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Shame. As I said before, by setting strict rules for inclusion the media is overstepping its role, acting as a gatekeeper and shutting out ideas during a Canadian election. I expect this announcement will not be the end of it, however, because May has already said she would go to court over the issue.

The consortium of  broadcast networks that organize the debates among political leader announced they will  exclude Green party Leader Elizabeth May. The group said in a news release that other other party leaders would refuse to participate in the debates on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 if May took part.

The Canadian Press story is here
.

Shame. As I said before, by setting strict rules for inclusion the media is overstepping its role, acting as a gatekeeper and shutting out ideas during a Canadian election. I expect this announcement will not be the end of it, however, because May has already said she would go to court over the issue.

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