Our “news” shows such as the Mercer Report and AirFarce cannot use footage from the four leadership debates. Of course we cannot. Rick Mercer is quoted as saying the arrangement was unacceptable (between the networks and the parties).

Mr. Mercer should not forget that while we do have enshrined into our constitution freedom of self expression, freedom of speech as the USA has, and the protections for the press simply are not there. Unwritten rules and tradition has given us those freedoms, however it is not in the Charter (Notwithstanding Clause aside).

Such as it is living in Canuckistan!