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安省保守党必须正视党员登记造假的问题
Ontario PC must take membership fraud seriously

前安省保守党党魁彭建邦(Patrick Brown)
 
 
 
安省进步保守党临时领导人费德利日前指出,安省保守党会员人数仅为133,000人。这个数字比不到一个月前的前任党魁彭建邦所声称的数字要少67,000人。

Vic Fedeli, the interim leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party recently stated its membership as just over 133,000 members — about 67,000 fewer than claimed earlier by former leader Patrick Brown less than a month ago.

 
安省保守党的技术人员将现有的党员数据库与安省选举局的选民民名单进行比较后确认费德利的数字是对的。技术人员还通过加拿大全国地址变更数据库对所有党员记录进行了审查,并根据2017年的选区划分进行党员实际数字的复合。

The membership number was verified by party's Information Technology staffs after they compared the existing database with current Elections Ontario voters lists. They also ran over all the records through the database of National Change of Address before sorting them out according to 2017 riding boundaries.

 
现在的问题是,为什么安省保守党党员的数字会有这么大的差异?答案可能让人很不舒服。这是因为有人在党员登记上造假,他们在各个不同的选区重复登记!

The question is why we are having such discrepancies about the memberships? The answer is somewhat discomforting – there are many phantom members and duplicated members crossing riding boundaries!

 
知情人士指出,有一批党员一直就有自己的小圈圈,并积极参与支持一批政治候选人。这些候选人要么来自他们自己的小圈圈,要么是有名的或新兴的政治明星。这种情况在联邦、和省的大选里都有发生,而且各个党派都有这么一批人。实质上,这批“职业”选民不但支持自己的候选人担任政治职位,而且在党内提名投票时帮助计票,以便让他们支持的候选人当选。

It is a known fact to observers that a group of voters has been actively involved in supporting political candidates, either those from within their own group or other prominent and emerging political stars. This action was done both federally and provincially and across party lines. In essence, the group of “professional” voters who will not only support nominees for political positions but also actually provide vote counts for them on nomination days to get candidates elected.

 
这批党员能够在那些有很多自己支持者的选区中左右党内选举结果。利用计算机图形软件,他们可以更改银行、水电/煤气账单的地址,炮制新党员。而这些假党员的党费则由这批人建立的不透明的基金中支付。

This bloc of voters will be able to maximize their effects where there are concentrations of populations of their own supporters in a riding. With the aid of computer graphics software, bank statements and utility bill addresses will be altered to create new members. All they need is the membership fees which are disbursed through a slush fund set aside for this purpose.

 
这批人为何要这么干?因为他们支持的候选人在选举过程中得到特别照顾,并对那些不合格的候选人视而不见。他们也可以操作党内提名的投票过程,取消党员的投票资格或公然在投票箱上作弊。当然,这种操纵党内选举的伎俩在联邦大选上不起作用。因为联邦大选按照选举法进行,而且有大量的有资格投票的选民的参与。

What would the group get in return for its efforts? Nominees can receive preferential treatments, a blind eye to constitution violations for candidacy qualifications. Votes at nomination meetings can also be manipulated through disqualifications of opponents or flagrant stuffing of ballot boxes. Of course, when it comes to the actual elections run by Elections Canada these tricks will not work due to Election Act itself and the large number of eligible voters involved.

 
彭建邦是否曾意识到这个问题?这个问题得由你来解答。彭建邦太热衷于党员数量的增加,也许这导致他被这批人牵着鼻子走。

Was Patrick Brown aware of the problem of the memberships? I would let you make a judgement. Patrick Brown was too absorbed in the increase of membership numbers and this played into the hands of those surrounding him.

 
对彭建邦性侵犯的指控让他丢掉了安省保守党党魁的头衔。现在我们必须把注意力转向潜在的和已经宣布参选的党魁候选人。艾略特,福特和马尔罗尼是不久将进行的党魁竞选中的佼佼者。不管这三个党魁候选人是否清楚,他们中至少有一人会得到这批人的支持。为了不惹麻烦,各个候选人可能在此问题上装聋作哑!

While the alleged sexual misconduct has put an end to Patrick's leadership role in the party, we must now turn our attention to the potential and declared candidates who will be running for the party leadership. Christine Elliot, Doug Ford, and Caroline Mulroney are the front runners in the upcoming election. At least one of them is supported by this group whether this is known to the candidate or not. May be it is easier to pretend not to know about this at all!

 
安省保守党党员和领导层必须严肃对待这种政治操纵行为。他们必须保持警惕,认真对待这个“腐败根源”,并采取措施确保有一个公开,公平和明确的竞选规则的党魁选举。只有这样,这个新党魁才能带领安省选民将那个无能,腐败和浪费纳税人钱财的安省自由党政府拉下马。

Members and leadership in the PC party of Ontario must be on the lookout for this very dangerous manipulation of political leadership outcome. They must be vigilant and diligent in identifying this “root of the rot” and take measures to ensure that an open, fair, and proper contest is conducted to select a leader who will lead the way to remove the inept, corrupt, and wasteful liberal government in the upcoming election.

 
打击这种党内“腐败”的最好方法是确保安省现有的保守党党党员都有良好的,包括缴纳党费的记录。只有那些在2018年2月16日之前登记的党员才有资格参加在2018年3月24日举行的党魁选举。只有通过大家的努力,我们才能不受干扰和排除万难,真正实现民主。

The best way to combat this “rot” is for the existing PC party of Ontario members to make sure their membership status is in good standing (with dues paid up-to-date) not later than February 16, 2018 to allow themselves to participate in the election of a new leader prior to March 24, 2018. Only through this concerted effort will true democracy be served without hindrance and blemish.
 
 

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