UPDATE 4:20 p.m. ET: Trudeau's commission has agreed to accept Alexa's PCR test.
UPDATE 4:10 p.m. ET: The Federal Court is holding an emergency hearing to deal with the Commission's refusal.
Justin Trudeau’s Leaders' Debates Commission is demanding that our reporters take a new PCR test that will not be ready for 24 hours — and the French language debate is tonight.
Our lawyer is contacting the judge right now.
Trudeau’s hand-picked Commission originally banned Rebel News from attending this election's debates (again!), but after a September 7 court date, Justice Elizabeth Heneghan agreed with our lawyers that the commission's ban was wrong.
But now, the Commission is refusing to accept our reporter Alexa Lavoie's negative antigen test.
Rebel News will be LIVE at 7:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. MT for tonight's French language federal leaders' debate.