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四两拨千斤!让福特当选为安省保守党党魁的关键人物是谁?
Who is the kingmaker in the Ont. PC leadership race?

 
安省进步保守党党魁竞选已经结束。道格福特在四人参加的竞选中以微微弱优势战胜叶励雅成为党魁。 在以按选择次序淘汰计票的情况下,福特的当选要归功于候选人之一的艾伦。她让福特成为第一个冲过了50%选票门槛的关键人物。

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership race is over. Doug Ford won the race over Christine Elliot by the slimmest of margin in the four candidates contest. Tanya Granic Allen (Tanya) was instrumental in pushing Doug Ford over the 50% mark in the “Preferential Ballot” system.

在第一轮计票时,艾伦得票最低而被淘汰。第一轮计票结果显示,艾伦获得了15.3%的选票,另一位候选人马尔罗尼获得17.2%的选票,福特为33.4%,叶励雅为34.1%。艾伦被淘汰后,她的选票有83%转给了福特,这使福特在第二轮计票时一下子拿到了46.1%的选票,而叶励雅只有35.8%。这意味着艾伦的支持者中有83%的人把福特作为党魁的第二人选。

At the first ballot, Tanya was eliminated by virtual of the lowest number of first place votes. Tanya finished last with 15.3 per cent of points, with Mulroney at 17.2 per cent, Ford at 33.4 per cent and Elliott at 34.1 per cent. When Tanya was eliminated, about 83 per cent of her points were re-distributed to Ford, allowing him to move ahead of Elliott on the second ballot with 46.1 per cent of points to 35.8 per cent for Elliott. This means that 83 percent of those who voted for Tanya as their first choice also selected Doug Ford as a second choice.

 
艾伦支持者中只有11%的选票给了叶励雅,6%给了马尔罗尼。第三轮计票后,马尔罗尼的支持者中75%给了叶励雅,剩下的25%到了福特手中。这足以让福特成为第一个获得超过50%选票的候选人。如果叶励雅拿到了马尔罗尼78%的选票,叶励雅将成为新党魁。

Only 11 per cent of Tanya's points went to Elliott and just six per cent to Caroline Mulroney. Mulroney's elimination after the second ballot delivered 75 per cent of her points to Christine Elliott, with the remaining 25 per cent going to Ford. That was just what Ford needed to go over the 50% support necessary to win. Had Elliott won about 78 per cent of Mulroney's supporters, Christine would have won the race instead.

计票结束后的晚上,参加竞选大会的人们在回家后听到了道格福特成为新党魁的消息。在福特作为新党魁发表演讲时,艾伦是给福特站台的唯一候选人。马尔罗尼和叶励雅都提前离开了会场,而叶励雅第二天才认输。很明显,艾伦是福特当选的一个非常重要的人物,她将在福特的团队中发挥重要作用。那么这个艾伦是何许人也?她在党魁竞选中起了什么样的角色?

Later that evening, Doug Ford was announced the winner after everyone was sent home from the meeting. Tanya was the only candidate to stand next to Ford when he made his speech as the new leader. Both Mulroney and Elliot left the building earlier and Elliot did not concede until the next day. It is evident that Tanya is a very important part of Ford's success and she will play a major role on his team. So who is Tanya Granic Allen and what did she bring to the race?

 
第一次党魁竞选辩论之后,我第一次看到了艾伦在媒体面前的表现。在回答记者们的尖锐问题时,她的魅力和控制场面的能力给我留下了深刻的印象。在我进行了一些初步的调查和询问之后,我得出结论,她是一位聪明而清晰的社会保守派发言人。我立即评估她的潜力和方向,意识到她将是道格福特实现党魁梦所必需的人。

I first saw Tanya's performance at the meeting with reporters after the first leadership debate. I was impressed with her charisma and control of the flow throughout the meeting with the aggressive reporters. After I made some initial searches and inquiries, I came to the conclusion that she is a smart and articulate spokesperson for social conservatives. I immediately assess her potentials and directions, realizing that she will be just what Doug Ford needs to achieve a victory.

37岁的艾伦是一位保护父母权利的社会保守主义活动家。她是“父母是孩子的第一个老师” (PAFE)组织的的总裁。该组织反对安省的新编性教育大纲。她还是天主教民权联盟的董事。天主教民权联盟是一个保守的天主教游说团体和倡导组织。艾伦在西安大略大学获得政治学学位,并在该校保守主义的团体中表现活跃。她曾是多伦多市市议员派克办公室的政治公务员,同时还是“为生命而奋斗联盟”的发言人。

Tanya Granic Allen, 37, is a social conservative parental rights activist and the president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), a group that opposes the province's new sex education curriculum. She also sits on the board of the Catholic Civil Rights League, a conservative Catholic lobby and advocacy group. Tanya graduated with a degree in politics from Western University, where she was active with the school's campus conservatives. She previously worked as a political staffer at Toronto City Hall for then Toronto City Councillor John Parker, and as a spokesperson for the Campaign Life Coalition.

 
艾伦反对堕胎,并支持废除和取代安省自由党政府的新编性教育大纲。她的孩子不去学校上学,在家自学。她这么干不仅是因为她反对性教育大纲,而且她对韦恩的安省自由党政府领导下的教育系统没有信心。

Tanya opposes abortion and also supported repealing and replacing the Liberal government's new sex education curriculum.  Her children are home-schooled not just because of her opposition to the sex education curriculum but also because she didn't have confidence in the education system in general under Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government.

尽管她之前从未竞选过政客,但艾伦说,她并没有被参选所面临的压力或公开辩论而吓到。艾伦参加党魁竞选,并把性教育问题“成为辩论话题”,迫使其他候选人表明对此问题的立场。福特是第一个说他会修改大纲的人。辩论时,叶励雅表明不排除修改大纲的可能性,而马尔罗尼则表示自己不会去改变新编性教育大纲。

Even though she's never run for office before, Tanya says she was not intimidated by the pressure or public speaking that came with it. Tanya's entry in the race "shone a light" on the sex education issue and challenged the other candidates to state their positions. Ford was the first to say he would revise the curriculum. Elliott said she was open to it, while Mulroney said she would leave it alone.

 
有传言说,艾伦将参加剑桥选区的保守党议员候选人的竞选。 但她一口否定了这一传说,并称这是个“假新闻”。 如果艾伦能在6月份赢得安省议员席位,且保守党赢得大选的话,她应该会被福特招进内阁。 选民们如果能在草根阶层发掘出这样一个有政治素养的人的确会让目前的政治舞台耳目一新。 艾伦应该是选民们在6月安省大选中留意的名字。

There was a rumor that Tanya will become a nominee in the riding of Cambridge. This was subsequently denied by her and she labeled that as “fake-news”. If Tanya can win a seat as a MPP in June and the PC's can topple the Liberal government, she should be cabinet material for a Ford government. It is very refreshing for voters to find such a quality candidate from the grassroots movements within the political arena. Tanya Granic Allen is a name to be remembered in the coming election.

 

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