Windsor Star

If Duceppe can debate, why not Green leader?

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To have excluded Elizabeth May from the federal election debate would not have served the democratic process in Canada.

To exclude the leader of the federal Green Party, a party with candidates from coast to coast and 10 per cent support of decided voters did not make sense when contrasted with the fact that the Bloc Quebecois will have its “nationalis­t” leader at the debates.

BQ Leader Gilles Duceppe will spend his time in front of the national media whining about how our country has done nothing but shortchang­e the people of Quebec.

Canadians certainly would not want to have anybody participat­ing in the debate who actually wants to speak of the substantiv­e issues to the electorate. There is no doubt the leaders of the other federal political parties were not relishing the thought of having Ms. May not play by their rules of talking much, while saying little.

It is no wonder the electorate of this great country is so jaded. SHANE OSTROM

LaSalle

 ?? Reuters photos ?? CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe arrives to speak to the media, above, while Liberal Leader Stephane Dion and his wife Janine Krieber board their campaign plane in Hamilton.
Reuters photos CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe arrives to speak to the media, above, while Liberal Leader Stephane Dion and his wife Janine Krieber board their campaign plane in Hamilton.

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