Elizabeth MayThe debate over whether the Green party should be included in the televised leaders' debates is brewing again - this time at the provincial level.
In the next month, voters in Ontario, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island will head to the polls to elect a new government.
While the Greens expect to run a significant slate of candidates in each of those provinces, they're being told they are not welcome at the leaders' debates.
Jeff Keay of the CBC told the Toronto Sun the Ontario 'broadcast consortium' will be using the same rules for the provincial debate that were used federally. Only parties with seats in the legislature will be included thus excluding Green party Leader Mike Schreiner
The Ontario Greens argue their record in 2007 merits inclusion. In the last provincial election, the party finished with 354,897 votes with 18 second- and third-place results.
The Greens have set up a website where they're asking visitors to sign a petition in support of giving Schreiner the right toRead More »from No seats, no inclusion in leaders’ debates for provincial Green party leaders