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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May prepares to hold a news conference on her exclusion from the leaders debates in Vancouver on March 30, 2011. (DON MACKINNON/AFP/Getty Images)
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May prepares to hold a news conference on her exclusion from the leaders debates in Vancouver on March 30, 2011. (DON MACKINNON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Leaders' debate: Election letter of the day, March 31 Add to ...

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Leaders' debate

I actually agree with the decision to exclude Green Party Leader Elizabeth May from the leaders' debates. This election is about whether or not we want to have a Harper government continue to govern the country. It will inevitably come down to a choice between a continuation or an Ignatieff government.

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For the environment, among other things, including a more evidence-based and less ideological-based approach to policy development and accountability, I would prefer the latter. I believe that Ms. May's presence during the debates would blur a focus on this decision and this would give the advantage to the Harper government.

Mark Foley, Ottawa

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