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September 12, 2019

WNED and PBS asked to do Canadian New and Smaller Party Leaders’ Debate moderated by Noam Chomsky

Leaders Debate

“It is quite incredible that elections in Canada today require the intervention of foreign broadcasters and journalists to be fair and democratic, a sentiment many in the USA agree with.” – Dan Donovan, Ottawa Life Magazine Publisher and Managing Editor

On Sunday producers for the Democracy Channel® and Ottawa Life Magazine asked Dave Rotterman V.P., WNED Buffalo/Toronto, to co-produce the debate scheduled as requested on October 8, 9 or 11, 2019 at the Museum of History, in Gatineau, Quebec using the same sets as the two main debates, as was the case in 1993. If that venue is unavailable then an alternative venue, location city and date may be substituted.

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September 6, 2019

New and smaller parties seek third Canadian election Leaders’ Debate

Leaders Debate

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The None of the Above Direct Democracy Party leader Greg Vezina sent a letter today to the Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner of Canada Elections asking them to ensure that the Federal Debate Commission facilitate fund a debate for party leaders not allowed in main leaders debates October 7 and 10, 2019.

The NOTA Party leader requested that the Debate Commission obey the Supreme Court of Canada ordered Charter of Rights S. 2 and S. 3 rights of all accredited party leaders and candidates to the use of public property for partisan purposes, and that the rights of voters to cast an informed vote also be protected.

“Democracy Eh? In Canada new and smaller party leaders are kept out of debates and local candidates are threatened with arrest for daring to ask to be heard at public candidate debates.”
— Greg Vezina, leader, None of the Above Direct Democracy Party

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September 6, 2019

Letter to Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner of Canada Elections

“Stéphane Perrault Chief Electoral Officer of Canada email: info@elections.ca Yves Côté, Q.C. Commissioner of Canada Elections email: info@cef-cce.ca 30 Victoria Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M6 Dear Mr. Perrault and Mr. Côté: I am writing to both of you about the issue of Leaders’ and Candidates debates. I am asking you both to intervene to ensure that voters get to see …

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September 4, 2019

None Of The Above on ballot in 2019 Canadian Election

The None of the Above Direct Democracy Party is registering with Elections Canada this week and it has already nominated 36 candidates in over 10% of the 338 ridings almost a month before the September 30, 2019 deadline.


The party campaigns on the 3Rs of Direct Democracy:

  1. Referendum,
  2. Recall, and
  3. Real Reform, both electoral and legislative that give voters control of politicians and parties.

Their candidates are accountable to their constituents and elected MPs have no central party policies or controls beyond the binding Direct Democracy principles.

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