Apologies for the non-edtech topic, but this is the only soapbox I have, and this is an issue that matters to me.
I strongly urge any Canadian readers, regardless of political affiliation, to visit the URL above and sign the petition urging the major Canadian TV networks to include the leader of the federal Green Party in the next leaders debate.
While we don’t yet know the date of the next election, everyone knows its going to happen at some not-too-distant point, and at a time when the major political parties in Canada are making increasing political hay out of environmental issues (yet doing little to address them) it is unconscionable that the leader of the Green Party be excluded from future debates.
Call me retrograde, call me old school, call me a neanderthal, I don’t care; I have not given up on either the concept or the practice of a Canadian federal government, as frustrating and ineffective as it can be, nor do I believe there is currently any other forum for the 4 leaders to engage that receives as much attention as the national televised debates. So please, lend your name to a more inclusive debate. – SWL