「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

仗義執言 仗義失言(三)

仗義執言 仗義失言(三)



親戚很快回覆了我的問題,Chinatown 唐人街屬于那一個選區呢?


【維基百科】Trinity–Spadina is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

It generally encompasses the western portion of downtown Toronto. In the 2001 Canadian census, the riding had 106,094 people of which 74,409 were eligible to vote.

The current federal Member of Parliament (MP) is Olivia Chow 鄒至蕙 of the New Democratic Party. She defeated Tony Ianno of the Liberal Party of Canada in the January 23, 2006 election. The current Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is Rosario Marchese of the Ontario New Democratic Party, who has been in office since 1990. The riding has long been a battle ground between the NDP and the Liberals, with the NDP recently winning both provincially and federally.

Municipally, it is divided into two wards; Ward 19 is represented by Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, and Ward 20 is represented by Adam Vaughan. On January 17, 2006, The Toronto East York Community Council recommended that City Council fill the vacancy with former city councillor Martin Silva.

Major landmarks within the riding include: the University of Toronto, the CN Tower, Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome), the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Christie Pits, Trinity Bellwoods Park and Palmerston Boulevard.

The riding is one of the most ethnically diverse in Canada containing the heart of Toronto's Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Italy, and Little Portugal. The northern section of the riding is the trendy Annex district, while the eastern edge contains the University of Toronto and thousands of students. The riding has been the most left-leaning in Toronto and has voted NDP provincially for a number of years.



舊文提到華人一向甚少參政,懶于參政,華人的國會議員,華人的省議員,華人的市議員,在加拿大究竟有幾多位呢?我不知道,但明報沒有提過,有華裔的議員,出來講句公道話,顯然沒有公職華人的聲音,為華人說句公道話。 哈哈哈!原來唐人街的國會議員,就是一位華裔加藉的女士,名為 Olivia Chow 鄒至蕙 the Honourable 尊貴的鄒至蕙議員。其他的省議員和市議員,都不像是華裔,暫且放下不提。


【維基百科】Olivia Chow (traditional Chinese: 鄒至蕙; born March 24, 1957, in Hong Kong) is a New Democratic Party Member of Parliament and former city councillor (1991–2005) in Toronto. Chow immigrated to Canada with her family in 1970 at the age of 13. She won the Trinity—Spadina riding for the New Democratic Party on January 23, 2006, becoming a member of the Canadian House of Commons. Chow is married to NDP leader Jack Layton. She is fluent in Cantonese and English.


尊貴的鄒至蕙議員,原來還是 New Democratic Party leader NDP 黨領 Jack Layton 的妻子;嘩! 咁叭閉。但點解明報一句都沒有提及過,尊貴的鄒至蕙議員,曾為華人超兩個事件,敦促警方留意呢?出聲說句人話呢?


是否問題敏感,是否 NDP 一向倚靠非裔黑人選票,顧尊貴的鄒至蕙議員,懼怕流失黑人選票,而選擇捨棄成為華人喉舌,放棄為華社仗義執言,以避免仗義失言呢?


後記:
親戚及時提醒,原來尊貴的鄒至蕙議員,還未雋身為國會議員之前,就是唐人街所屬的區份市議員,和唐人街的華人僑領、華人商戶、華裔市民熟絡,而且得到華人支持的選票,幫助鄒至蕙成功跳級,由市議員直接成為聯邦的國會議員。


【維基百科】Olivia Chow was elected to Toronto city council in 1991 in Ward 20 (Ward 24 from 1997–2006) in the riding of Trinity—Spadina. Chow was re-elected several times to city council by wide margins.



伸延閱覽:
Trinity—Spadina 維基百科
Olivia Chow 鄒至蕙 維基百科



我的舊文:
三等公民
非我族類
仗義執言 仗義失言(一)
仗義執言 仗義失言(二)



4 comments:

新鮮人 said...

咁要問問微豆兄先知喎!!!

微豆 Haricot said...

My impression of the Hon. Olivia Chow 鄒至蕙 is largely based on articles and reports from newspaper, TV, magazines and other media. Apparently she is quite out-spoken on issues pertaining to diversity and multi-culturalism. However, as a federal politician, it is difficult for her to be seen as "interfering" with the judicial system by commenting on a case that is still in front of the court.

From my own perspective, the worst outcome is to turn the incident into a racial confrontation btwn two ethnic minorities. That would be a loss-loss-loss-loss---- scenario for all parties concerned,

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:微豆兄的城市是加拿大京城渥太華,文中的唐人街是處于,加拿大第一大城市多倫多市。 想你已經看到微豆兄的回應了,不贅!

the inner space said...

hari big brother, thank you for your comments.

I was kind of expected you would point out that a federal MP may not be appropriate to interfere with the municipal govt business.

I truly believed the Police Station 52 Div also sharing your same concept that from their perspective it was just the conflict between two monority ethnic groups. It may be wisest for them not to stir up racial issues and let it died down by itself.

As you pointed out Olivia is quite an out-spoken person, so what and who keep or kept her mouth shut in these two incidents?

Politics,I would say.

Sigh! 悲哀!