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2015年10月17日

華裔自由黨候選人呼籲投票,支持自由黨组新政府

Support for a Liberal Government

Liberal candidates are seeking to earn the support of communities all across Canada

[多倫多] 聯邦選舉進入最後兩日,自由黨候選人會見媒體,闡述此次選舉的意義,以及對華裔加拿大人的重要性。

大多倫多地區第一位自由黨華裔國會議員、士嘉堡-愛靜閣區候選人陳家諾(Arnold Chan)、曾擔任多倫多公校教育局最年輕並且是第一位華裔主席、士嘉堡北區候選人陳聖源(Shaun Chen)、享有盛譽的律師、萬錦-於人村候選人江邦固(Bang-Gu Jiang)、以及出色的科學家、當河谷北區候選人譚耕( Geng Tan)等共同出席了新聞發佈會,廣受尊敬的、加國歷史上服務時間最長的華裔內閣官員陳國治(Michael Chan)也到場表示支持。

候選人指出,過去十年,哈珀政府帶來一個又一個的醜聞,他們以分化和恐懼爲基礎的政治,在這長達78天的競選中表露無遺,比比皆是:

  • 達飛(Mike Duffy)參議院開支醜聞
  • 在難民危機面前缺乏同情,甚至當沙灘小男孩的照片曝光之後依然冷漠
  • 在婦女面紗和「野蠻文化習俗」問題上,對國人製造不必要的恐懼
  • 十年執政,造就最差的經濟成績
  • 將移民體制破損得千瘡百孔

這樣的分化和恐懼手法,在競選過程中更是變本加厲。加拿大的第四十二屆選舉,除了成爲我們歷史上最長最昂貴的選舉之一以外,還可堪稱本國史上最惡劣、最可恥的選舉之一。爲了保住權利的私利,哈珀保守黨不惜將加拿大人分化成「Old Stock Canadians」和新移民,在鄰里之間插上楔子、在國人的心中和思緒中種植恐懼。

更有甚者,搜刮低劣手法中的孤注一擲,哈珀保守黨把最爲負面的競選廣告專門放到了中文和旁遮普語社區。我們不禁要問:如果保守黨真的相信他們的廣告是正確的,爲什麼沒有向全國發佈?爲什麼只針對兩個特定的社區?

因爲他們知道這些是謬誤信息。然而,他們卻偏偏要拿新移民當靶子,欺騙新移民的加拿大人。

本次選舉,就應該是對保守黨分化和製造恐懼政治手法予以當面回擊的時候,就應該是讓加拿大迎來真正變革、迎來一個更好的聯邦政府的時候。所有加拿大人,包括華裔加拿大社區,都應該挺身而出,把大家的聲音傳給一個新的政府,一個具有人性化、歡迎所有人、並且敢於接受挑戰讓加拿大變得更好的政府——一個在賈斯汀·杜魯多領導下的自由黨政府。

在10月19日星期一,自由黨候選人懇請您前去投票。投票站將從早9:30am一直開到晚9:30pm。

最後,感謝各位在華裔社區中辛勤工作的媒體,在過去78天至關重要的選舉中廣泛進行了報道。

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October 17, 2015

Support for a Liberal Government

Liberal candidates are seeking to earn the support of communities all across Canada

[TORONTO] In the final days of the federal election, Liberal candidates met with media to talk about what this election is about, and why it is an important one for Chinese Canadians.

Arnold Chan, first Chinese Canadian Liberal MP from GTA and candidate for Scarborough Agincourt was joined by Shaun Chen, former Chair of the Toronto District School Board and candidate for Scarborough North, Bang-Gu Jiang, respected lawyer and candidate for Markham Unionville, and Geng Tan, distinguished scientist and candidate for Don Valley North. With them in show of support was the Honourable Michael Chan, highly respected and the longest serving Chinese Canadian cabinet minister in Canada’s history.

Last 10 years of Harper government has brought about one scandal after another. Their record of divisive and  fear based politics was on full display during this 78 day campaign, ranging from:

  • Mike Duffy senate expense scandal
  • Lack of compassion to refugee crisis even when photos came out of the little boy on the beach
  • Creating unnecessary fear among Canadians over the Niqab and ‘barbaric cultural practices’
  • Leading one of the worst economic performances in 10 years
  • Broken immigration system

This divisiveness and fear has only gotten worse through this campaign. Canada’s 42nd election can be labeled as one of the nastiest and most shameful election campaigns in our history, besides being one of our longest. In a self serving move to win power, Harper Conservatives have divided Canadians into “Old Stock Canadians” and new immigrants, driven a wedge between neighbours, and have put fear into hearts and minds of Canadians.

In a bottom of the barrel scraping move, Harper Conservatives released one of their most negative campaign advertisements just to the Chinese and Punjabi communities. It is important to ask  if the Conservatives believe their advertisement to be true, why will they not publish it nationally? Why single out two specific communities?

Because they know it to be misinformation. And, are using it to target and deceive new Canadians.

It is time to stop the divisive and fear mongering politics of the Conservatives. It is time for real change in Canada, and a better government in Ottawa. Canadians, including the Chinese Canadian community must stand up and ensure their voice is heard for a NEW government. One that is compassionate, welcoming to all, and ready for the challenge to make Canada better – a Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau.

On Monday, October 19th, please vote. Voting stations will be open from 9:30am to 9:30pm.

Finally, a thank-you to all the hard working media in the Chinese community for their tremendous coverage during this important election over the last 78 days.

 

陳家諾
Arnold Chan
Scarborough Agincourt
方慧蘭
Chrystia Freeland University Rosedale
麥家廉
John McCallum Markham-Thornhill
魏德方
Adam Vaughan Spadina-Fort York
艾誠致
Omar Alghabra Mississauga Centre
艾蕾娜
Leona Alleslev Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill
陳聖源
Shaun Chen Scarborough North
艾盛思
Ali Ehsassi
Willowdale
江邦固
Bang-Gu Jiang Markham-Unionville
馬萬里
Majid Jowhari Richmond Hill
伊凱莉
Iqra Khalid Mississauga-Erin Mills
費普真 醫生
Dr. Jane Philpott
Markham-Stouffville
譚耕
Geng Tan
Don Valley North
張海盈
Salma Zahid
Scarborough Centre

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