Why Elizabeth May should be in the televised debate
Wednesday, March 30th 2011 4:32:51pm
Jim Harris, the former leader of the Green Party of Canada (GPC) (2003-2006), is available for comment on the broadcast consortium's decision to exclude GPC leader Elizabeth May from the 2011 televised leaders debates.
In the 2008 election, five unelected and unaccountable TV executives met in secret and made the same decision to exclude Elizabeth May in the televised debates. However, after a week of intense pressure from outraged Canadians, they were forced to reverse their decision.
The vast majority of Canadians believe the GPC should be included in the debates. Even a vast majority of electors who have already decided to vote for another party believe the GPC should be included in the debate.
As the Green Party National Campaign Chair of the 2008 election, Jim Harris was responsible for the campaign which got Elizabeth into the debates.
He is now retired from politics but can serve as an expert commentator on this issue, and other related events as they unfold.
In 2008, the GPC won almost one million votes.
You can reach Jim Harris at the following:
(416) 467-6006 office
(416) 696-5225 assistant
(416) 388-3432 mobile
Jim Harris, Author, Blindsided! How to Spot the Next Breakthrough That Will Change Your Business Forever, a #1 International Bestseller, published in 80 countries worldwide
by UK based Capstone (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons of New York).
Author, The Learning Paradox, Nominated, National Business Book Award with 40,000+ copies in print.
Co-author, The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada, a National bestseller with over 50,000 copies sold