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Friday, December 15, 2006

Historical Faceoff: Rhinoceros Party or Greens - Who should get into the leaders debate?

So, the Greens head by Elizabeth 'I hate abortion' May want in the Debate before they get in the House of Commons, and before they get official party status (at some points was two seats, usually 12)

The rational that would allow them in the debate, should allow all leaders of the non-elected parties in the debate. Thats only adding 11 more leaders. The only rational that I hear is that not being in the debate robs them of seats (tell that to Kim Campbell in 1993). That rational can be applied to all the non-represented parties.

I would love to see the battles between the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) and the Communist Party of Canada.

Maybe it is time to have a seperate debate between all the leaders not representing elected parties on national television (if anyone would watch)

Without further ado, the numbers for Rhino's vs Green's

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What I see is a Green party that has never topped the ranking of the Rhino party. Both have also never won seats.
In fact, I would give this one to the Rhino's whom have always had a special place in my heart, and were the fourth party at one point.
Rhinoceros Party of Canada

Greens - win enough seats that you can ask questions in question period (either two or twelve depending on the rules)