• 青少年精神病患與醫療助殺

    加拿大聯邦政府於2016年6月通過醫療助殺法案C-14,英文為Medical Assistance In Dying,簡稱為MAID。接受醫療助殺的資格是必須滿18歲、有政府醫療保健計劃、能自作決定、其病情或傷殘狀況不會轉好或復原、並可合理預測病者是瀕臨自然死亡。此外,法案通過時留下條款,乃司法部長及衛生部長要展開獨立檢討覆核以下三項,以作出研究,報告要於法案獲皇家蓋印正式生效後第五年之始(即今年六月)交與國會兩院委員會覆核,由委員會再推薦國會。這三項是:(1)容許病人預先簽署助殺同意書、(2)為精神病患者施行醫療助殺、(3) 為成熟兒童施行醫療助殺。

    另一方面,魁省一名傷殘人士認為助殺法例過嚴,以違反人權的理由向法庭作出挑戰,去年九月魁省高等法院為此案作出裁決,以法例規定病人必須在「可合理預測正瀕臨自然死亡」(natural death has become reasonably foreseeable)才能接受醫療助殺屬於違憲,法庭給與政府六個月時間決定是否上訴。但總理杜魯多於1月13日宣佈決定接受法庭裁決,不會上訴,司法部長David Lametti亦表示會在六月前對醫療助殺法案作出更大的修改。聯邦政府對此進行網上民意諮詢,截止日期是1月27日(星期一)西岸時間午夜前。

    據CTV News報導,由2016年法案通過至2018年底,已有7,949人因醫療助殺死亡,現在政府又要考慮把成熟兒童和精神病患者加入有資格接受死亡的行列,到時加拿大會因此失去多少無辜枉死的生命將是難以估計。即使現在法例還未修改,已有質疑在醫療助殺下的枉死者,一名卑詩省智利域精神病患者Alan Nichols被兩名醫生注毒死亡就是一個令人心碎的例子。(CTV News有詳盡的報導

    根據加拿大心理衛生組織的數據,加拿大每年在五個人中就有一個經歷精神問題或病患,精神病一般發病期是在13 – 30 歲的青少年階段,而精神病者中很多都有自殺輕生的念頭,這病癥在患抑鬱症的人中最為普遍,自殺佔死亡個案的比例是:15 – 24歲佔24%、25 – 44歲佔16%,少年至中年期的死亡個案中,自殺是首要的死因。然而,值得注意的是精神病是可以治療和有機會康復的,只要家人、朋友或病患者能及早發現,令病者盡快求診。越早開始治療,病者對藥物的療效會有較好的反應,也康復得更好更快,青少年可以漸漸恢復學習能力、或投入社會工作,有些甚至可以組織家庭。(請參考Early Psychosis Intervention網頁)

    青少年成長要面對很多的挑戰,對於身體精神有病患的青少年更不容易。我深切盼望從政者能仔細研究這些數據,以致在這方面有更深入的認識,能把資源投放在精神治療與預防,例如:增加心理精神健康的醫療設施,培訓更多精神科醫生、醫護人員和各類治療師,加強學校輔導員及教師在精神健康上的知識,也在這方面教導學童對心理衛生有正確的觀念。政府應該做的是全面防止自殺,而不是為思想未成熟的青少年或兒童、情緒不穩定的精神病患者及有自殺傾向的人提供醫療協助自殺服務。

    行動呼籲:盡快參與網上民意諮詢,截止日期是1月27日(星期一)西岸時間午夜前。另外可參考Euthanasia Prevention Coaltion的指引 http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2020/01/guide-to-answering-canadian-maid.html

  • 學童因性別混亂教育情緒不安
    家長投訴人權委員會要求索償

    2018年初,渥太華Ottawa-Carleton校區一名教師教導一年級學童,說有些人不是男孩、也不是女孩,如果這人不喜歡自己是「他」或是「她」,這個人可能沒有性別。在課堂上這名教師用了一個稱為“He, She, and They?!? — Gender: Queer Kid Stuff #2”的視頻,這視頻告訴學生若要知道那人是男、是女、或非男非女,只須問一下這人的代名詞就可以知道。有一次這教師在白板上劃了一個性別頻譜,然後叫每個學童指出自己屬頻譜中那個位置,一名六歲女孩(此稱NB)指自己是頻譜中末端寫著「女孩」的那一點,教師隨即對班內的學童說:「沒有男孩和女孩這回事,女孩不是真的,男孩也不是真的。」跟著她就向這些學童討論性別頻譜和轉性的理念。這些教導引致從來沒有懷疑過自己性別的NB思想出現混亂和疑惑,她以為自己若不想有孩子,就可以去看醫生。同年三月中NB開始向父母提及教師在學校所教的這些事,並說:「不知道是否想長大後做媽媽,可不可以去見醫生?」她覺得自己是個女孩子可能須要見醫生看看應該怎麼辦。

    NB的母親因為女兒所受到的精神困擾決定去見這教師,教師說這是校局政策,因為社會正在改變,所以要教導這些新理念,即使一年級,學生中也有對自己是男孩、是女孩有疑問和掙扎的,所以必須討論「性別流動」,讓他們明白他們現在的經歷,否則他們會感到被疏遠隔離。這教師提意女童的母親去見校長,這母親向校長指出教導學童包容與尊重比教導性別流動更合宜,她又要求學校教導這類課題之前要先通知家長,但校長卻同意教師的做法,並說學校是得到校局專家的指導去處理性別流動的問題,更拒絕這母親的要求。另一方面,NB的母親也到家長委員會提出這事,家長們十分關注,在會議中校長不願談及此事,也對家長的關注不置可否。結果,這母親約見校區監督和教材監察主任,她提出同樣的要求,也同樣不被接納,她要求校方正面肯定女孩子的性別認同,這也亦被拒絕了。

    結果NB的父母決定為女兒轉校,NB因不須常對著一個說「女孩不是真」的老師感到興奮,但至於「男孩、女孩是真是假」這回事仍然不斷困擾著她,她對母親說:「這桌子是真的,風扇是真的,即使扇子用硬紙造成,也是真的。」言外之意,為什麼男孩子、女孩子不是真的?直至同年十月,NB母親要向心理輔導員求助,希望知道怎樣幫助女兒脫離心理的困惑。

    另一方面,NB的父母也採取了法律行動,他們代表女兒向安省人權訟裁處作出投訴,指渥太華Carleton校局、學校校長及該名教師在生理性別及性別認同上歧視,違反了安省人權法第一條

    首先,教師恃其職權公開否認女性身份認同和生理性別的存在,低貶一個女性在生理上和身份認同上的價值,對NB造成了歧視。校方和教師沒有先取得家長同意,擅自向NB說「NB是女孩」是個虛構的故事,這搖撼了NB對她個人身份觀念的基礎,亦違背了她生理上是女孩的事實。

    其次,校局和校長不但沒有矯正教師的錯誤及彌補教師在NB身上所造成的傷害,反而將在NB身上所遺留下來長遠的傷害加深。

    另外,按加拿大人權及自由憲章第七條,三方被告侵犯了NB的個人安全,作為一個公營機構,校局及其職員有責任以一個中立的態度提供教育,保持公正的原則,不歧視、不剝削個人身心健康。

    第四,NB堅決肯定自己是個女孩子,但被告則當眾指NB所屬的生理性別和她所認定的性別身份並不存在,構成NB心理上的傷害和不穩定,導致她焦慮、混亂,並使她在班裡的同學面前受辱。

    以上種種舉動侵犯了NB在憲章第15(1)條所賦與她在法律下不受性別歧視、獲得平等對待的權利。校局有責任按憲章的保障去平衡校局的政策,校局必須以不構成生理性別歧視的態度去教導性別認同。

    代表NB父母的法律團體是 Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom(簡稱JCCF),他們要求安省人權訟裁處作出以下裁判:

    校局要確保課堂的教導不能低貶、否定或詆譭女性的生理性別及心理認同;校局要指定教師必須通知家長什麼時候會教導性別認同,或曾經何時已經教導了性別認同,並讓家長知道曾經使用或將要使用的教材;校局必須終止任何暗示男女性別並不存在、或是性別是流動的、或是性別在頻譜中存在的理論;最後控方要以五千元賠償因歧視NB對她的尊嚴、感受、自尊所造成的傷害。

    文章取材自 Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom

     

  • 說性活躍份子對學童灌輸招攬錯嗎?
    聽聽他們自己怎樣說

    Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want To Indoctrinate Kids?
    請求各位,我們開始承認我們實在真是想給孩子們洗腦,好嗎?

    Queerty.com May 12, 2011

    “We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality.  In fact, our very future depends on it.”

    「我們要教育工作者教導未來一代的孩子接納不同性向,事實上,我們的將來就是靠他們了。」

     

    I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I’m Not a Bit Sorry)
    我來要把你的孩子們灌輸進我的多元性向性別議程中(並且我一點也不抱歉)

    Huffington Post February 2, 2016

    “I knew from my activist mentors that accusations of indoctrination and recruiting were very bad, and I was supposed to refute them promptly.” ….

    “I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie. All 25 years of my career as an LGBTQ activist, since the very first time as a 16-year-old I went and stood shaking and breathless in front of eleven people to talk about My Story, I have been on a consistent campaign of trying to change people’s minds about us. I want to make them like us. That is absolutely my goal. I want to make your children like people like me and my family, even if that goes against the way you have interpreted the teachings of your religion. I want to be present in their emotional landscapes as a perfectly nice dad and writer who is married to another guy. Who used to be a girl (kind of). Who is friendly and cheerful and not scary at all, no matter what anyone says.”….

    “I would be happy — delighted, overjoyed I tell you — to cause those children to disagree with their families on the subject of LGBTQ people.”

    “If that makes me an indoctrinator, I accept it. Let me be honest — I am not even a little bit sorry.”

    「從我的激進份子導師我認識到那些灌輸洗腦和招攬的指控是十分壞,我應該迅速駁斥他們。……

    「我現在告訴你:我以前一直說我不是把我對男女同性戀者和變性人的信念灌輸任何人?但這是個謊話。在我這25年性向性別激進份子的職業裡,自我16歲那年第一次去站在七個人面前顫抖地、透不過氣地訴說《我的故事》起,我一直堅持不變,試圖改變別人對我們的想法,我想令他們喜歡我們,這絕對是我的目標。我想要令你們的孩子喜歡像我們的人和像我們的家庭,即使這與你們解釋你們宗教信仰的教導相違背。我要在他們的情緒觀感上,表現我是個娶了另一個男人的完美父親和作家,這人曾經是個女孩子(之類),友善、快樂、並不可怕,無論別人怎麼說。…

    「我會高興、欣喜、喜出望外告訴你—我會令那些孩子不同意他們的家庭對同性戀變性人議題的觀點。

    「倘若這令我成為一個灌輸洗腦的人,我接受。讓我說得誠實坦白一點——我一點也不抱歉。」

     

    以上是性向激進分子的自白,他們把動機坦率地公開了。請問:為什麼這些話參選的人不能說呢?性向激進分子可以無懼自白,那為什麼候選人一提這些就立刻被標韱成仇恨、或被指是「同性恐懼」、「變性恐懼」,要被開除參選資格呢?這些問題希望政黨領袖、不同媒體和刻意打擊對手以求增加選票的人能作一個公平理性的反思。

    有關文章:Vote for a “Felon-Thief” or Vote for a “Homophobe”: Svend Robinson vs Heather Leung in Electoral Race for Member of Parliament

    註:翻譯盡量忠於原文,如有出入,以英文為準。

  • 每週選舉資訊速遞(五)

    為助選民正確有效地使用手中的一票,親子情特設「選舉資訊速遞」,盡量按時送上熱門新聞資訊及評論。

     

    2019-10-20

    In 2019, Justin Trudeau has baggage – and faces a very different political landscape

    Winning re-election was always going to be hard for Justin Trudeau. History tells us that.

    But Trudeau has not made it easier for himself. And the partisan terrain Trudeau is contending with in 2019 is arguably trickier to traverse than anything his predecessors faced.

     

    2019-10-20

    小杜大玩躲避球 外交議題一片空白

    外交是聯邦政府一大板塊,是聯邦政府獨有的管轄權。特別在目前波詭雲譎的國際局勢中,外交政策更形重要,也牽連國內政策。加美關係、加中爭抝、英國脫歐、香港問題等,在在都對加國社會有著直接或間接的影響,但杜魯多因為自己的外交失敗,選擇逃避該場辯論,也故意令外交討論在今次的競選中,成為一個隱形議題。

    從一個政客的競選策略而言,可以理解;但作為一個總理、作為一個競逐新一屆全國政府執政權的黨領,並沒有把國家的利益放在首位,也沒有尊重選民對這方面的期待和選擇權。

     

    2019-10-17

    Scheer suggests Liberals could decriminalize hard drugs, despite Trudeau’s denial

    “Justin Trudeau was asked specifically about that and he said, well, they weren’t going to do it right away. A lot of their candidates, people running under the Liberal banner, are calling for decriminalization of hard drugs,” he (Scheer) said.

    “So for parents out there who are worried about what their government might do in the future for other types of hard drugs, they need to be very concerned about what Trudeau will do.”

     

    2019-10-17

    Scheer says ‘modern convention’ means Trudeau must quit if he doesn’t win the most seats

    Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today called on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to resign as prime minister if his party does not win the most seats on election day, saying that practice has become a “modern convention in Canadian politics.”

    Scheer said that if Trudeau’s Liberals slip to second place in the seat count after Monday’s vote, he should step aside rather than try to pursue an arrangement with the NDP to hang on to power.

     

    2019-10-15

    I was Jean Chretien’s special assistant. I helped oversee his war room when he won in 1993 and 2000. I ran for the Liberals in B.C. in 1997.

    And I can’t vote Liberal. I won’t. And I don’t think you should either.

    Here’s why……

     

    2019-10-15

    This week’s 338Canada projection: ‘Prime Minister Andrew Scheer’?

    Should the Bloc Québécois and the NDP keep increasing their support over the next seven days, it will most likely hurt the Liberal seat projection more than the Conservatives’. Hence, Andrew Scheer could become Canada’s 24th Prime Minister…

     

    2019-10-13

    小杜疑受暴力威脅 穿避彈衣如臨大敵

    聯邦大選進入倒數第九天,氣氛突然變得緊張。自由黨黨領杜魯多在安省密西沙加在出席競選活動時,疑因受到威脅,需穿避彈衣以策安全,而負責保安的警員更是寸步不離。不過,自由黨周六未透露具體的威脅是甚麼。

  • 硬性毒品非刑事化成大選重要議題

    • 為什麼毒品非刑事化是今屆聯邦大選的重要議題?
    • 四大政黨的立場怎麼樣?
    • 杜魯多在黨領法語辯論時被熙爾追問:「這是你把硬性毒品非刑事化或合法化的秘密議程?」杜魯多回答說:「現在不會。」那言外之意是將來會嗎?
    • 上次大選的結果令自由黨組成大多數政府,引致加拿大大麻合法化,今次大選選民可如何以此成為借鏡?
    • 若今屆大選自由黨組成大多數政府,這對所有毒品非刑事化的推行有何影響?
    • 自由黨組成少數政府又如何?
    • 保守黨組大多數政府或少數政府在這事上又怎樣?保守黨大多數政府和保守黨少數政府在抵擋毒品非刑事化的壓力上有沒有分別呢?

    請聽時事評論員及列治民市議員歐澤光在這些問題上的深入分析。

    國語視頻 https://youtu.be/jW5dgf8vVKY

  • 溫哥華一個獨突的選區
    溫哥華南區

    以聯邦政治來說,溫哥華市是左派權力的集中地,在溫哥華六個選區中,兩個屬新民主黨,六個屬自由黨(Jody Wilson Raybould未被逐出黨之前Vancouver Granville屬自由黨)。2008年大選,聯邦政治在溫哥華南區開始有了逆轉,初次參選的楊蕭慧儀(Wai Young)以20票之差落後曾任卑詩新民主黨省長、後為聯邦自由黨司法部長的杜新志(Ujjal Dosanjh),雖未取得議席,但成績可謂驕人。在2011年楊蕭慧儀(Wai Young)在溫哥華南區結果作了零的突破,她以3,900票擊敗了杜新志,把自由黨所屬四屆共18年的選區嬴取過來,令溫哥華南區成為保守黨在溫哥華唯一的選區,2011—2015年楊蕭慧儀(Wai Young)任溫哥華南區國會議員四年。

    溫哥華南區是一個華人聚居的地方,人口佔眾族裔之冠,是37.9%;歐裔其次,是21.8%;南亞裔再其次,是17.2%;菲律賓裔11.3%。可惜,華裔僑胞的公民意識和民主參與較弱,故此在政治影響力也不及其他族裔。我們要明白,公民投票權在世界上不少國家中是要用血、汗、淚水、甚至性命去爭取的,即便如此也未必一定爭取得來。然而在加拿大,選舉局卻要絞盡腦汁千方百計鼓勵選民投票,只為把公民投票率提高,華裔僑胞們真的要珍惜這民責民權了。

    這屆大選,按338canada.com的民調指標,楊蕭慧儀(Wai Young)不斷緊隨自由黨候選人石俊(Harjit Sajjan),如今大選剩下不夠兩星期,每名公民都必須積極參與,你的一票不是為候選人投,也不應為政黨承諾給你的個人好處投,而是要帶著長遠目光,為加拿大整體的未來和下一代而投。請提醒你的家人、朋友、鄰舍,每一票都十分重要,都是塑造著加拿大的將來。

  • 每週選舉資訊速遞(四)

    為助選民正確有效地使用手中的一票,親子情特設「選舉資訊速遞」,盡量按時送上熱門新聞資訊及評論。

     

    2019-10-11

    LILLEY: Trudeau drops, Singh bouces as voters turn from Liberals

    It’s a nightmare situation for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals — the Bloc and NDP are rising and taking support straight from his camp.

    The latest poll conducted for the Sun as part of the DART Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll shows the Conservatives sitting at 33% support nationally, the Liberals dropping to 28% and the NDP rising to 20%.

     

    2019-10-10

    NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s rising approval ratings are on the verge of threatening the Liberals in key battleground provinces, a new online national public opinion poll from Campaign Research suggests.

     

    2019-10-10

    Trudeau accusor lands a seven-figure NDA to keep quiet about West Grey departure

    Sources are telling The Buffalo Chronicle that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s accuser has been in talks with a private attorney for more than a week, discussing a heated sexual relationship that began and ended more than 18 years ago, when the young woman was a student at Vancouver’s prestigious West Point Grey AcademyThe Chronicle is told that the two engaged in a months-long affair beginning in the summer of 2000, both on and off-campus.

     

    2019-10-09

    梁漢華續獨立競選 稱將不受政黨制肘

    她表示:「(選票上)保守黨會印我的名字在Heather Leung旁邊。我告訴大家,你們仍然可以投票給我。由於北本拿比-西摩選區很多選民的支持和鼓勵,我將作為你們的候選人獨立地競選。如果在獨立地競選的情況下被選上,我可以不受制於政黨政策,根據本區選民的意願來投票。」
    梁漢華也表達了她的觀點:堅持加拿大憲法賦予人民的權利和自由;堅持自由言論;堅持人人平等,所有人都必須受到公平對待和尊重。

     

    2019-10-09

    Grit candidate apologizes for defending Trudeau blackface pics

    Sgro continued: “Those in the black community have told me how much more love they have for the prime minister, that he wanted to have a black face, he took great pride in that too. …..

    Hours after the clip was posted, Sgro responded to the severe backlash she received online, which included many Twitter users calling for her resignation.

    “The comments I made on GBKM FM were insensitive. I should have known better, and I apologize,” the two-time Maclean’s magazine “Best Mentor” award winner said in a statement.

    “The history of blackface is deeply racist and it is nothing other than discriminatory. This issue has sparked an important conversation in our country and needs to be treated with great seriousness and sensitivity.”

     

    2019-10-08

    涉恐同言論遭保守黨除名 梁漢華獨立參選

     

    2019-10-08

    WE WON! A judge just ordered Trudeau to let Rebel News into tonight’s debate!

    WE WON! A judge just ordered Trudeau to let Rebel News into tonight’s debate!

    2019-10-07

    Scheer gets aggressive with Trudeau in debate punch-up

    “Justin Trudeau only pretends to stand up for Canada,” Scheer said. “You know, he’s very good at pretending things. He can’t even remember how many times he put blackface on because the fact of the matter is he’s always wearing a mask.”

    Scheer said that Trudeau wears all kinds of masks on matters such as Indigenous reconciliation, feminism and his concern for middle-class Canadians.

     

    2019-10-06

    选票除名限期已过 梁汉华续参与竞选

    据CTV电视报道,加拿大选举局(Elections Canada)发言人马兰茨(Andrea Marantz)表示,大选候选人提名已在周一截止,加拿大选举局不会接受及撤销任何候选人。在选举日梁汉华的名字仍会与联邦保守党联在一起出现在选票上,并承认这是不同寻常的情况。不过据Global电视台报道,保守党已指出,即使梁汉华当选,也不会让她进入党团。

  • 每週選舉資訊速遞(三)

    為助選民正確有效地使用手中的一票,親子情特設「選舉資訊速遞」,盡量按時送上熱門新聞資訊及評論。

    2019-10-05

    B.C. candidate still campaigning after ouster from Conservatives over anti-LGBTQ2 comments

    On Saturday, Leung’s campaign manager Travis Trost — still surrounded by Conservative signage at the campaign office — said her ouster has not changed their plans.

    “Elections Canada has informed me the ballots are printed, Heather’s name is on the ballot, and Conservative is going to be attached to her name,” he said.

    While Leung’s name will still appear on the ballot as the Conservative candidate, the party said she will not receive any support from the Conservatives. If she wins the election, she will not be part of the Conservative caucus.

    The deadline to name candidates for all parties was Monday, meaning the Conservatives will be unable to put forward a new candidate to replace Leung.

     

    2019-10-05

    WATCH: Trudeau dodges question on rumours about leaving teaching job abruptly

    His autobiography also says “[West Point Grey] was not the best fit for me as a teacher, nor I for them.”

    At the end of September True North Centre and Toronto Sun columnist Candice Malcolm reported that Trudeau’s former students said he was an unserious teacher. She also discovered more pictures of Trudeau goofing around with students and his face painted. She also discovered that he was the school’s yearbook instructor, coach of the ultimate frisbee team and the backup drama teacher.

     

    2019-10-05

    Close elections like this one are rare — and hard to predict

    We’re nearly four weeks into this campaign and the polls haven’t budged — meaning the Conservatives and Liberals remain neck-and-neck in national voting intentions just two weeks out from the Oct. 21 vote.

    It might seem unusual that this election has remained deadlocked for so long — and it is. Only a handful of previous federal elections saw the leading parties polling this close to each other for this long.

     

    2019-10-04

    謝爾擁加美雙重國籍 大選前急放棄美身份

    《環球郵報》(The Globe and Mail)周四報道,謝爾的父親是美國人,他和其姐妹們從小就獲得了美國護照。據報道,他在選舉正式起跑前就試圖放棄美國籍。其母出生於多倫多。
    謝爾競選活動通訊總監哈里森(Brock Harrison)表示,這位領導人未在任何美國大選中投過票。聲明中表示:「謝爾先生成為加拿大保守黨領袖後,他就決定在大選前宣布放棄美國國籍。8月份他通知美國政府放棄其公民身份,已經提交了文件,目前正在等待使館確認他不再是雙重公民。」

    聲明並提到:「就像數百萬加拿大人一樣,謝爾的父母之一出生在另一個國家,並移民到加拿大建立家庭。」
    周四在問到雙重國籍之事時,謝爾稱從未有人問過他。「我從未試圖隱瞞此事,只是從來沒有加拿大人詢問此事。我父親向來都公開說他是從哪裏來。」
    被問到為什麼選擇在大選期間公開其雙重國籍之事時,他說這是他的個人選擇,「我出生在加拿大……我一生人都在加國。」
    一般情況下,撤銷美國公民身份需要9至10個月。

    2019-10-02

    Daphne Bramham: Candidates’ views on conversion therapy, abortion raise questions about Scheer’s promise to leave social issues alone

    In an undated video posted online (with Chinese subtitles), Leung interviewed Susan Takata, who once believed she was meant to be a male, and Rob Bruce, the counsellor who convinced her that she was neither transgender nor gay.  Leung thanked them for sharing their stories so that “people can know the truth and that people can find help and there is hope.”

     

    2019-10-02

    Baloney Meter: Andrew Scheer says Canada sends foreign aid to rich countries

    “The Trudeau government sends $2.2 billion of so-called foreign aid to middle- and upper-income countries like Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, China, Iran, Italy, Mexico and Turkey. Worse still, some of that money is shovelled to repressive regimes that are adversarial if not outright hostile to Canadian interests and values — countries like Iran, North Korea and Russia ….”

     

  • 每週選舉資訊速遞(二)

    為助選民正確有效地使用手中的一票,親子情特設「選舉資訊速遞」,盡量按時送上熱門新聞資訊及評論。

    2019-09-30

    John Ivison: Trudeau believes Canadians no longer care about deficits – and he seems to be right

    It may just have been the universe having a laugh but as I was reading the Liberal election platform, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” fired up on my random playlist.

     

    2019-09-30

    Protesters scream ‘Nazi scum’ as they bar way of elderly woman outside Maxime Bernier event

    Of the disturbances in general, Bernier told reporters, “For me, that was the first experience and I must admit that I didn’t like it. It’s not Canadian.

    “These people didn’t take time to read our platform because what they were saying, it is not who we are and who I am as a politician, so that’s too bad that they didn’t want to have any discussion.

    “We cannot debate when people don’t want to look at what you’re saying in reality.”

     

    2019-09-29

    Liberal platform projects deficits of over $20 billion per year for four years, adds $31.5 billion in debt

    If the Liberals are re-elected in three weeks, they plan to run annual deficits of more than $20 billion for the next four years …

    “The Conservatives are the ones obsessed with balancing the budget on the backs of services offered to Canadians, on the backs of education, on the backs of our healthcare system,” he (Trudeau) said. “We’re making this year, for the next four years, a very different choice. We are choosing to invest in people and in their communities, and at the same time stay responsible so that our debt-to-GDP ratio continues to decrease every single year.”

    Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has said that if elected, his government would take five years to balance the budget.

     

    2019-09-28

    MARIN: No longer a beautiful day in Trudeau’s neighbourhood

    That’s when Trudeau, who loves to play Mr. Dressup, was back trying to be the nice guy. Heck, he’s so nice he’ll pay for your vacation to boot.

    There he was in Sudbury with a boyish grin, paddling around a lake promising $2,000 for 75,000 families to go camping for up to four days in a provincial or federal park. It’ll only add $150 million to the deficit.

    But no worries, in Trudeau land budgets balance themselves.

    Trudeau’s promise is a silly and costly one. What country do you know sends its citizens on free vacations? What could possibly be the public policy reasons behind that one?

     

    2019-09-27

    For the 1st time, millennial voters will make up the biggest voting bloc in a federal election

    However, the company says its findings do not show the same motivation among this year’s younger voters that was present in the last federal election.

    I don’t know that we can say definitively one way or another whether millennials will come or won’t come out to vote in droves [in 2019],” said Ihor Korbabicz, researcher and executive director at Abacus. “I do feel comfortable saying there is nothing I see in the data today that suggests that they will be as motivated to do so as they were in 2015.”

     

    2019-09-26

    So what does Singh really think about pipelines? It’s complicated

    According to the party, the distinction rests on Singh’s willingness to work with provinces to allay concerns about a project, as opposed to simply taking no for an answer.

     

    2019-09-26

    Reality check: What could an inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin scandal actually do?

    Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government after the election, he plans to call a judicial inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin affair.

     

    2019-09-26

    Liberals cling to shrinking minority government after Trudeau blackface scandal: seat projections

    The new projections show the Liberals have dropped 15 seats since Sept. 18 but still lead with 150, followed by the Conservatives with 142, the New Democrats with 22, the Bloc Quebecois with 17 and the Green Party with 5.

    The People’s Party and an Independent are also projected to win one seat each in the House of Commons.

     

    以下兩則顯明聯邦自由黨嚴重侵犯新聞自由,加拿大面臨憲法危機。

    2019-09-26

    Trudeau campaign calls police on journalist they don’t like 

    Journalist Andrew Lawton: What happened tonight, however, is reprehensible. They had police remove me from a public event, for which I was on the guest list and received a wristband, after an organizer took a photo of me in line and showed it to them. This from the Liberals who in the last election bragged that all of their rallies were for anyone and everyone.”

     

    2019-09-24

    Conservative journalist blocked by Trudeau campaign, detained and questioned by police

    Today Lawton was detained by a Hamilton police officer for 15 minutes and questioned for trying to do his job.

    Despite being blocked, detained, and questioned, Lawton plans to continue covering the Liberal campaign.

    As we wrote yesterday, the Liberal government is currently planning to distribute $600 million to the struggling establishment media. Media labelled as “Qualified Canadian Journalism Organizations” by the government will qualify. This massive media bailout appears to be just the beginning of an attempt for the government to manipulate and control the press.

    Not only has Prime Minister Trudeau made it clear what kind of journalism he prefers, but also which journalists he and his team seem willing to punish for holding the wrong views.

     

    2019-09-24

    LILLEY: Trudeau campaign flounders in wake of blackface scandal

    In place of that though, they don’t know what to do.  The Liberal campaign is one is disarray. It’s reminding me of covering the Paul Martin Liberal campaign of 2005 — the last time the Liberals lost power.  I’m not saying they are at that level of disaster yet as they aren’t as panicked, but panicked they are.

     

    2019-09-24

    Opinion: Why we cancelled the Munk Debate — and why our democracy is in trouble

    The cancellation of the Munk Debate on foreign policy due to Justin Trudeau’s refusal to participate denies voters the only real opportunity they had this election to see his foreign policy record challenged in a substantive and sustained fashion.  ….. We are witnessing this election the culmination of a two-decade phenomena that represents a growing threat to the democratic process: the intrusion of the state into the writ period itself ….. We have a government-appointed and funded commission organizing debates. And, if the Liberals are re-elected, the next election could be covered by a news media receiving $100 million in annual government subsidies.

     

    2019-09-23

    The Ezra Levant Show: Without smears and insults, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have nothing

    LIBERALS MOVE FORWARD TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR CANADIAN FAMILIES

    “Middle class families are feeling stretched. Taxes, fees, and bills pile up while wages are not keeping up.”

    Hang on: Liberals are campaigning on the fact that wages aren’t keeping up? Isn’t that… what the opposition is supposed to say? That people are worse off now than they were four years ago?

    So weird! But I guess the Liberals really had nothing left other than calling conservatives names!

    But their big proposal just made me laugh: “More affordable cell phone bills.”

    Well, I’m all for that! And they’re claiming this will “save a family of four almost $1,000 a year.”

    That’s great, but how’s it going to work? Because of course, we don’t have state-owned cell phone companies.

    Well, in short, the Liberals’ plan is to make a plan, and try to get telecom companies to plan to “work with you,” the customer.

     

    2019-09-23

    And why do you keep saying you “take responsibility” for your pattern of blackface wearing?

    Taking responsibility for bad behaviour or errors in judgment, in the traditional sense, means owning up to something and accepting the consequences. In the political sense, in days gone by, it also usually meant resigning.

    What are your consequences, sir?

    …… Turns out, the only Canadian job he stands up and fights for is his own. Choose backwards, until the answers are forthcoming.

     

    2019-09-23

    Mike Smyth: Trudeau’s post-blackface strategy — shut up and spend

    As Trudeau rides out the storm, he’s reverted back to an old damage-control technique: Change the channel to a different topic. And turn on the money taps. Trudeau’s promise to ban “military-style assault rifles” seemed to come out of the blue. Nothing like a gun-control debate to distract attention from other problems.

    A tsunami of other campaign promises, meanwhile, come with a massive price tag, though Trudeau is evasive on the exact cost of his commitments. Trudeau has promised a national Pharmacare program, for example, pledging $6 billion to pay for it. But the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) said in 2017 such a program would cost more than $19 billion. Where is all the money supposed to come from?

     

    2019-09-23

    謝爾:重新放寬按揭年期至30年 續按取消壓力測試

    聯邦保守黨黨領謝爾表示,保守黨將制定一項計劃,令加拿大人可容易地置業;他表示,會重新批准銀行批出30年期按揭,以協助業主每月較容易還款,以及紓緩按揭壓力測試;他亦建議取消續按時進行壓力測試。

     

    2019-09-23

    橙浪變漣漪 能否翻波靠這個

    新民主黨的最大目標,大概是要保住第三大政黨的位置。

    要爭取中間偏右選民,即保守黨的支持者,恐怕有一定的難度,所以新民主黨的策略方向應主要是:
    1.爭取中間偏左的選民,不把票投給自由黨
    2.爭取極左以及高度重視環保的選民,不把票投給綠黨

    在目前的形勢下,以上兩個策略都不易運作。不過駔勉誠昨天使出了聰明的一招。他較早前表示,不會與保守黨組成聯合政府;昨天則説,如自由黨只能贏得少數政府(即所得議席不過半數),新民主黨不排除同組聯合政府。

     

    2019-09-22

    Trudeau campaigns after blackface images deliver blow to polling numbers

    Now the polls have shifted and the Liberals are looking particularly vulnerable in Ontario, said pollster Frank Graves of EKOS Research, who said he would release his exact survey figures later this week.

    The day before the pictures emerged, “the Liberals were at or very close to a majority” in the House of Commons, Graves said. “That’s completely turned around and maybe the Conservatives are in majority range now.”

     

  • 每週選舉資訊速遞(一)

    為助選民正確有效地使用手中的一票,親子情特設「選舉資訊速遞」,盡量按時送上熱門新聞資訊及評論。

    2019-09-20

    Rex Murphy: For anyone else, resignation would be unavoidable – and appropriate

    The most basic reflection: For anyone else resignation would be unavoidable — and the correct thing to do. Mr. Trudeau’s conduct shatters his every pious progressive pretension. We should expect the same pattern of honour from him, as he would insist on from others — in the Conservative party, and in his own.

     

    2019-09-20

    最新民調保守黨扒頭 46%國民舉棋不定

    Angus Reid Institute民調結果顯示,在有支持決定或支持傾向的受訪國民當中,36%表示他們會投票予保守黨,33%說他們會投票給自由黨,13%稱會投票給新民主黨(NDP),支持綠黨及支持魁人政團(Bloc Quebecois)的比例,分別是9%和5%,加拿大人民黨(People’s Party of Canada)就獲4%支持,另有約1%受訪者表態支持其他政黨。在該民調進行時,自由黨黨魁杜魯多多年前扮「褐臉」和「黑臉」事件仍未曝光。

     

    2019-09-20

    Andrew Coyne: Is Justin Trudeau a racist? No. He is a sanctimonious fraud

    But the character and credibility of a leader is a much broader matter than one issue. It informs every part of his record, the whole of his platform. The leader we saw dissembling so skillfully this week in Winnipeg is the same one who lied to the public, repeatedly, about the SNC-Lavalin affair; who made solemn and explicit promises on electoral reform and balanced budgets he had no intention of keeping; who ran roughshod over Parliament in exactly the same ways he had most decried in his predecessor.

     

    2019-09-20

    攤上「黑臉」糗事 小杜選情出岔子

    至於嗎?不過是塗黑皮膚扮黑人而已,有這麼嚴重嗎?要回答這個問題,不妨先看看其他例子。。。

     

    2019-09-19

    GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau looked us in the eye, and scammed us

    “I am looking straight at Canadians and being honest the way I always have. We’ve said we are committed to balanced budgets and we are. We will balance that budget in 2019.” … In 2015, Trudeau promised Canadians that over the next four years he would increase federal deficits by a total of $24.1 billion. Instead, he’s coming in at $71.8 billion, give or take a few billion, meaning he’ll miss his target by $47.7 billion or by almost 200%.

     

    2019-09-19

    杜魯多醜事韻事一籮筐 茶餘飯後談不完

    說起杜魯多的言行舉止總成為焦點,年輕時就被認為放浪不羈,成為總理後似乎還是有許多不成熟、判斷力差的表現,細數一下所謂的風流醜事,還真是精采。

     

    2019-09-17

    Liberal denial of ‘hidden’ capital gains tax hike can’t be trusted, says Scheer

    去年自由黨內閣成員Adam Vaughan編寫政策提案,杜魯多政府將向自住房屋業主徵收資產增值稅:一年內賣屋50%,第二年25%、第三年15%,第四年10%,第五年5%。此提案被保守黨取得並公開揭發。

     

    2019-09-17

    聯邦大選將在10月21日舉行,保守黨黨領謝爾(Andrew Scheer)星期日在卑詩省展開拉票活動,承諾若成功勝選,會落實全民減稅(Universal Tax Cut)計劃,為最低課稅級階層(lowest income tax bracket)減少稅率,雙收入家庭(夫婦均有工作)最多可每年節省850元稅金。

     

    2019-09-16

    Maxime Bernier invited to take part in federal election leaders’ debates

    In a news release, Debates commissioner David Johnston said he is satisfied that the PPC has more than one candidate with a “reasonable chance to be elected.”

     

    2019-09-14

    COMMENTARY: Why we should care about Trudeau’s debate snub

    Trudeau and the Liberals are banking on people not caring. And maybe they’ll be proven right. If so, we can expect more such absences in the future, and that will be a major disservice to voters. The idea that an incumbent prime minister doesn’t have to take the stage to debate his or her opponents or defend his or her record is one we as voters should most definitely bristle at. …. his cynicism and arrogance shouldn’t be ignored, nor should we assume that it’s confined to this one incident. It’s a bad look for someone who pledged to elevate politics in this country.