This blog is focused on autism disorders, very closely related conditions including intellectual disability and epilepsy. It is about my son and the joy he brings me each day despite his serious disorders and challenges. Occasionally it is just a celebration via pictures of the pleasure I experience each day that I live in Canada's Green City .... Fredericton. Fredericton has been called the Green City, not because of any political party dominance under the green banner although Mr David Coon shook 'the traditional voting patterns one year ago when he was elected as an MLA in Fredericton , but because of its abundant natural growth and wildlife. It is a beautiful green city and I love Fredericton. Beyond these topics I don't usually touch directly on politics unless it involves advocating for autism services in New Brunswick and federally.
I am making an exception today though. I am asking whoever organizes future debates in this election period to include Elizabeth May in those debates. I am seriously disappointed with the "masterminds", the old boys, who decided to exclude Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the debate last night. Obviously elections are about electing representatives including a party to form our government. But elections are also about discussing important public issues and few public issues are as important as our environment. The wizards that organized yesterday's leaders debate, hiding it so it could barely be found and excluding Elizabeth May did a disservice to all Canadians. Regardless of the party affiliation for the person we vote for as MP this country can use Elizabeth May.
Elizabeth May can discuss all issues with her very sharp and well informed mind. But she brings an exceptionally important perspective and presence to the discussion of our environment ... the most important issue, in my humble opinion, facing all Canadians.