Elizabeth May will be allowed to participate in the debates after all!
May said she was happy the networks' original decision was reversed.
"The important thing is that we have the opportunity for a full and fair exchange of views," she told CBC News. "I'm so grateful to Canadians for protesting loudly enough that we've seen this change. I'm not the only winner today — everybody wins."
May, in an interview Wednesday, said tens of thousands of Canadians came to her defence, with some staging protests or telephoning the TV networks in charge of the debates. May said the events of the last few days prove that "democracy does not happen behind closed doors."
"When you get engaged, you can change the world, and I intend to do that in the debates," she said.
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