I want to make two things very clear: I will not be voting Green federally, nor do I think their party is a credible governing alternative (yet) on the Federal scene.
But, and far more importantly than my personal political opinions, is the fact that the Green Party is clearly a credible political alternative, and ought to be allowed in the televised debates. Any party leader who threatened to leave the debates if she was allowed in (Gilles, Jack, Steve, all of you cowards) ought to be ashamed.
The consortium ought to be (but won't be) ashamed most of all, because the threat to have a leader walk out of a debate is an empty one. You think the Conservatives want to leave the symbol of this election an empty podium? Please.