Green Party takes message to YouTube

The Green Party is barred from participating in the televised Alberta leaders’ debate February 21 but that won’t stop party leader George Read from answering questions put to the other party leaders.

“We’ll be responding to the debate questions over YouTube… so that people who are interested in an alternative point of view have a place that they can find those answers” says Read. The Greens are frustrated that Read is barred while Wildrose Alliance leader Paul Hinman will participate in the debate. (The Greens are running 79 candidates to Wildrose Alliance’s 61. However the Alliance has one incumbent MLA — Hinman — and the Greens have none.)

The debate will be on CTV Global and CBC TV February 21 at 6:30 p.m.