Media Release – Maxime Bernier reacts to the Leaders’ Debates Commission decision – August 12th, 2019.
“The Commission seems to have relied solely on polls, and did not consider the recent political context… The PPC represents a unique perspective, and is the only party that offers distinct policy positions on several topics that are at the heart of political debates, including immigration, climate change, freedom of expression, corporate welfare, foreign aid, supply management, and many other topics. The PPC’s positions are similar to those of a large minority, or even a majority of Canadians, on these issues. Canadians have the right to hear views that differ from those of established parties.” – Maxime Bernier.
You can read the entire press release here.
Note that the Leaders’ Debates Commission is a creature of the Trudeau government – “On October 30, 2018, the Government of Canada announced that it will establish an independent commission to organize leaders’ debates” – see here.
In my opinion, any properly-registered party should be invited to participate.