内容

中英对照: 尽管特鲁多启动大选举措不得人心,保守党却未能趁其之危组建政府
Why Tory failed to capitalize on Liberals' woes to form the government

 
 
特鲁多因在疫情肆虐期间要求一场不必要的选举而未能实现其获得多数党的愿望。但在这场政治势力较量中,保守党也未能如其所愿赢得选举之胜利。尽管奥图尔费尽心思将保守党推向中立,但他对提高疫苗接种率不靠谱的承诺,特别是他拒绝强制疫苗的措施引起选民的广泛担忧,失去了那些尊重科学、拥护强制疫苗政策加国人士的选票。
 
Trudeau failed his bid for a majority government after calling an unnecessary election during a raging pandemic. But the election results were unable to deliver the goal expected by the Conservative leader. Despite efforts to move the Conservatives towards the center, O'Toole's doubtful promise to boost vaccination uptake, particularly his rejection of mandatory vaccination, has caused concerns from the electorate, failing to convince many pro-science voters to cast their ballot in favor of his party.

今天你也许关心的话题:
 
 
想要阅读与本文有关的话题?请点击本文末的链接!

 
新冠疫情在加国造成上万人死亡,给社会和经济带来巨大损失。不断肆虐的新冠疫情使强制疫苗政策成为此次大选的首选事宜。同时,这场公共健康危机也在考验我们对科学的信赖和忠诚度。随着强制疫苗措施呼声高涨,公共医疗政策和公民自由之间的冲突也不断上升。在美国,拒绝疫苗成为效忠保守主义的标志,反疫苗运动浪潮风起云涌。从国会议员到州长等美国高级领导层内的极右势力质疑疫苗安全性并公开谴责戴口罩和保持社交距离等疫情限制措施,致使美国疫苗接种率停滞不前。
 
Mandatory vaccination was a dominant election issue as Covid continues to wreak havoc in the country, causing tens of thousands of deaths and widespread devastation. Meanwhile, the public health crisis has put our faith in science to the test. As demand for mandatory vaccination soars, tensions between public health measures and civil liberty grow to new heights. The US anti-vaccine movement has gained momentum as vaccine rejection becomes a badge of allegiance to the Conservatism. The vaccination rate stalled after far-right political leaders in the US – from Congressmen to state governors – questioned the vaccines' safety and condemned public health restrictions –including masks and social distancing requirements as violating individuals' health freedom.
 
美国的这股反科学势力已通过社交媒体蔓延到加拿大,使加国的极右势力达到新高。从安省到安省的抗议者们走上街头,谴责疫苗护照和疫情限制规定为专制措施,表达其对丧失了“个人权利和医疗自由”的强烈不满。 这些反疫苗势力已开始呈现叛乱迹象, 他们堵塞了急诊入口,向医护人员施暴,甚至剥夺了某些病人寻求紧急医疗救护的权利。
 
The anti-science aggression south of the border has spread to Canada through social media, driving up far-right sentiment across the country.  Protesters in Canada have rallied in several provinces – from Alberta to Ontario, decrying the vaccine passport and lockdown restrictions as authoritarian measures and expressing their profound dissatisfaction over "the loss of rights and the medical freedom." Signs of insurrection emerged as they blocked the entrance of medical facilities, physically assaulted healthcare workers, and abused some patients' right to seek urgent care.

面对来自右翼政治势力的压力,阿省省长曾对德尔塔病毒变种威胁之警告充耳不闻,在该省疫苗接种率处全国最低之际毅然取消了所有疫情限制措施。这种反科学势力给公共健康和安全造成严重威胁和伤害。在美国日平均死亡率超过2000人之际,阿省迅速蔓延的德尔塔疫情让医院人满为患,使医疗系统处于崩溃边缘,到了医院不得不做出救谁不救谁之艰难抉择的地步。
 
Facing the pressure from his right-wing political base, the Alberta Premier had rejected the scientific warnings of the Delta variant's danger and canceled all restrictive measures when the province's vaccination rate was the lowest in the country.  The anti-science movement has imposed an alarming threat to public health and safety. When the average number of daily deaths in the US exceeds 2000, surging cases pushed the healthcare system in Alberta to the brink of collapse, forcing hospitals to make heart-wrenching choices of who lives and who dies.

 
加国不断增长的极右势力和公共健康危机要求加国领导层具有极强的尊重科学态度和按科学办事的强烈使命。但奥尔图却未能在选民面成功地前造就一个能带领加国打好疫情战役的领导人的形象。他的将疫苗接种率推向90%的口号就像一句空话,没有任何具体计划支持。在竞选期间,他甚至都不敢提及阿省危机。这位保守党领袖拒绝采用能有效防止阿省失控疫情的疫苗护照政策,以迎合那些反疫苗以及强烈反对强制疫苗的保守党势力。
 
The growing far-right forces and Canada's escalating public health threats have demanded leadership with a solid pro-science mandate. But O'Toole has failed to assert himself as the real leader to take the country to the pandemic victory.  He lacks a solid plan to back up his 90% vaccine rate claim and avoided mentioning Alberta's crisis during his campaign. The Conservative leader has refused to adopt the vaccine passport -- a powerful tool to prevent the catastrophe Alberta faces, trying to pander to a chunk of his anti-vaccine and vehemently anti-mandate Conservative base.  
 
由于缺乏推动科学进程的坚定决心,奥尔图为表述了拥护科学强烈信念的自由党提供了可乘之机。通过承诺提供数十亿款项支持省府疫苗护照政策,并强制政府员工和旅游者接种疫苗,自由党的疫苗政策满足大多数加国人士愿望。尽管特鲁多启动大选举措不得人心,保守党却未能有效地抓住时机,趁其之危击败对手组成政府。
 
O'Toole's lack of a solid will to push through a pro-science agenda has played into the hand of the Liberals' leader, who expressed his resolution to boost the vaccine uptake. By vowing billions of funding to support provincial vaccine passports and requiring mandatory vaccination for government workers and travelers, the Liberals follow the wish of most Canadians on the vaccine policies. Despite the widespread criticisms over Trudeau's unpopular move to call the election, the Conservatives failed to capitalize on the rival's woes and defeat the Liberals to form the government.
 

     

我们鼓励所有读者在我们的文章和博客上分享意见。We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, and please keep your comments relevant and respectful. Visit the FAQ page for more information.

验证码
请输入验证码