Greens file court challenge over debate snub

CBC News

The Green Party of Canada has filed an application with the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge a broadcast consortium’s exclusion of leader Elizabeth May from the election campaign’s televised leaders debates.

The party is requesting a judicial review of CRTC regulations that say the consortium of Canadian broadcasters, including CBC/Radio-Canada, is not required to include all leaders of political parties in debate programs.

On Tuesday, consortium decided to exclude May from the English and French debates, which are scheduled to be held on April 12 and April 14 in Ottawa.

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