The Green Party of Canada has launched an online campaign aimed directly at the major media conglomerates to have them included in the next election's television debates.
The Green Party has been excluded from previous television debates despite running candidates in every one of Canada's 308 ridings for two straight elections. Last election the Greens garnered 660,000 votes, making them eligible to receive federal funding alongside other major parties, and current polling indicates that close to 10% of Canadians will vote Green this time around. However, control over who gets to attend the debates lays with the networks covering the events, not with Elections Canada, and not with the voting public.
Canadians who want to hear a Green voice in the next elections - or those who want the debates to be truly democratic regardless of their party of choice - can urge the networks to include Elizabeth May by signing the Green Party's online email petition.
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