I’ve sort of come to the opinion that the Green Party needlessly splits progressive votes and cannot decide whether it should merge with the Liberals or just play footsy. I’m worried that in many ridings this fall, the progressive vote-split will allow the Cons to pick up seats they’d normally not win. That said Elizabeth May should definitely be in the debates. Even if I have reservations about the Green Party, I’d rather everyone gets a voice. They had an MP, sure he wasn’t elected Green, but neither were any of the Bloc MPs elected as Bloc MPs when Lucien Bouchard got a seat in the leaders’ debates in 1993.
I’m not surprised that the media is acting as a gatekeeper deciding what spectrum of political opinion is acceptable in this country. That said, I still oppose it, it’s undemocratic.