Former Prime Minster Paul Martin, better known Mr. Dithers, has come out in support of Elizabeth May being included in the leaders debate. A broadcast consortium came to the decision to exclude the leader of The Green party earlier this week, after it came to light that The Green party is mainly composed of utterly insane environmentalists.
Alright, while that last statement is only a hopeful assumption on my part, the truth of the matter is that the Green party was excluded because they are completely irrelevant in the Canadian political landscape. They are no more a serious party than the Christian Heritage Party, or the Communist Party of Canada. Each of those parties get a significant amount of votes, yet have zero influence in Canadian politics.
“She should not be cut out,” Martin said in a phone interview with the Star on Friday.
“This is an election campaign and the debates form an important part of that,” Martin said. “Canadians are entitled to points of view of all of the valid players and Elizabeth May and the Green Party are certainly valid participants.”
Martin says this isn’t a good enough reason, noting that the party did gather nearly a million ballots and 6.8 per cent of the popular vote in the 2008 election.
“In terms of the popular vote, the Green Party has demonstrated that there is a strong group of Canadians who are prepared to support that party,” Martin said.
Paul Martin should also realize that there is a strong group of Canadians that also support the idea that 9/11 was an inside job, that human extinction is a goal to strive for (PETA’s win a free neutering contest), and that Israel should embark on a hug-a-jihadist campaign.
It should come down to this – if you want to be included in the leaders debate, then become a serious party, with a serious platform and actually get someone elected. Until then, you are just a fringe party, composed of a motley collection of anti-humans, truthers and foul smelling hippies.