Green and growing

My story about being a Green politician in Canada, and why it was the best thing I ever did.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The morning after Day 4

Well, one magnificent thing begat another. The NDP and the Conservatives relented in their attempts to block Elizabeth from the debate, and the broadcast consortium has issued an invitation for her to participate. This will be a debate like no other! Democracy is the winner here, and the Canadian people.

The real story here is that a whole lot of Canadians worked very hard to pressure their political leaders into action. I cannot recall seeing something like this ever before. Wisdom and fairness trumps power. What a concept!

I thank Jack Layton and Stephen Harper for changing their point of view on this issue. At the same time, I will keep in mind that without outside pressure, this change would not have occurred. I will also remember that the broadcast consortium has lost any sense of authenticity in this process, and the whole thing needs to be retooled.

Devin Johnston has started a blog about alternatives and criteria. It makes for interesting reading, and you can find it here.


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