The federal election just keeps getting messier. Most recently, Maxime Bernier's debate invitation just resulted in a complaint letter from the NDP. In the letter, party leader Jagmeet Singh is making his opposition to having Bernier included in two leaders' debates next month known and he does not hold back.\nOn Monday the Leaders' Debates Commission announced that Bernier is allowed to participate in two televised debates next month, one in English and one in French. The news obviously didn't sit well with Singh.\nOn Tuesday, Singh sent a letter to David Johnston, head of the Leaders' Debates Commission, stating that the decision to include Bernier in these election debates is wrong. Singh called out Bernier and his party for misinforming people, being racist and spreading hateful ideology.\n"I am troubled by your decision to allow the leader of the People's Party of Canada in the debates. It is wrong that Mr. Bernier be given a platform to promote and ideology of hate that spreads prejudice and disinformation," Singh wrote in the letter to the commission.\nThe commission is tasked with organizing two leaders' debates in English and French for this year's federal election but they didn't initially include the People's Party of Canada's leader.\nNDP send a letter of complaint to the debates commission for allowing #ppc leader @MaximeBernier into the leaders’ debates. #cdnpoli #elxn43 #canadavotes pic.twitter.com/v8RznBr1f9— Hannah Thibedeau (@HannahThibedeau) September 17, 2019\nIn his letter, Singh cites Bernier's comments about climate activist Greta Thunberg as another reason why he shouldn't be allowed to debate.\n"And just this month, he publicly attacked a 16 year-old climate activist," Singh wrote.\nBernier faced criticism from Canadians when he went after Thunberg in a Twitter thread a few weeks ago, calling her "clearly mentally unstable. Not only autistic, but obsessive-compulsive, eating disorder, depression and lethargy, and she lives in a constant state of fear."\nThere are some very mixed reactions to Singh's letter, some people on Twitter have questioned Singh's understanding of debates while others are calling him brave for standing up about this.\n"Canadians deserve to hear an open political debate with different points of view" -@theJagmeetSingh I agree, Mr. Singh, which is why I'm very pleased with @debates_can 's decision to include @MaximeBernier in an open policy discussion on national television.#cdnpoli #PPC2019 https://t.co/MrKYHBUfuv— Yegor Ludmilin 🇨🇦 ⭐⭐⭐ (@YegorLudmilin) September 17, 2019\nWell stated. Sorry and disappointing decision by Johnston.— Kathy Kells (@xkeya) September 17, 2019\nIf Jagmeet is so mad at how democracy works in Canada he's free to not run to be the leader of the country here.— Chris (@Chris_IT86) September 17, 2019\nIf the PPC's ideas and platform are so terrible, debate them and show why your ideas are better. This is called democracy. What a coward.— Darren Aucoin (@darrenaucoin) September 17, 2019\nFair enough. How ‘bout using the debate to convince Canadians that Max doesn’t deserve to be there. Just sayin’.— Doug Dawson (@ddawson780) September 17, 2019\nAnd so do I @JagmeetSingh https://t.co/z6wHhddHQW— Diane Brennan (@diane_brennan) September 17, 2019\nI totally agree with this letter. @MaximeBernier is vile and his party is made up of the dregs of society. He should not be allowed such a public platform, nor should his racist agenda be normalized #cdnpoli #elxn43 https://t.co/H94lM7ZckG— JustACrazyCanuck 🇨🇦 (@LisaQuinnsMom) September 17, 2019\nPreach brother! 🇨🇦— Tom H (@humourme1234) September 16, 2019\nI keep getting reasons to admire @theJagmeetSingh We need leaders this brave.— Nana 🐝 (@ValMackinnon) September 17, 2019\nIn regards to everything Bernier has done, Singh wrote that "these are not the actions of a person who has earned the privilege of promoting their agenda on a national stage."\nSingh ended the letter urging the commissioner to rethink his decision about letting Bernier debate.\nLast month Bernier was not invited to two major federal election debates because his party hadn't met the criteria needed to participate in a debate.\nLiberal, Conservative, Green, NDP and Bloc Québécois leaders all got invitations when Bernier didn't.\nThe English debate will be on Oct. 7 and the French debate will be on Oct. 10 and both will now feature all six leaders.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.