The Debates start tonight with the French Language debate (8-10PM EST) on Newsworld only for the CBC and of course the other networks. (Tomorrows English debate is on Newsworld and the CBC-TV)
At the end of the article the CBC finally addresses the issue of *why* the Greens aren’t in the debate. It’s not surprising, of course.. but at least the acknowledgement is there.
The broadcasting consortium has decided that since the Green party does not have a sitting member in the House of Commons (in fact, no Green candidate has ever been elected as a member of Parliament), Leader Jim Harris will not be included in the debates.
Their reasoning aside for a moment… I would ask this.
How do you feel about a consortium of private companies and individuals (how “public” is the CBC these days??) deciding what voices you hear in your free and democratic elections?
I know how I feel.
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