• 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 ….”