HORGAN NDP RIDING HIGH IN THE POLLS, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

This commentary was published in early September, before Premier Horgan’s snap election call caught many British Columbians by surprise. PV Vancouver Bureau With 13 months left until the British Columbia election scheduled for October 2021, Premier John Horgan’s minority NDP government is among the most popular in Canada. But a […]

Communist Party of BC Platform for B.C. Election, Oct. 24, 2020

TAX THE WEALTHY Increase annual revenues by $2.5 billion – restore pre2001 tax rates for the wealthy & corporations. Abolish income tax on earnings under $40,000. CLIMATE JUSTICE, NOT CARBON BOMBS Cut hydrocarbon emissions now. Stop the Site “C” dam, LNG/Coastal GasLink fossil fuel project, and Transmountain expansion. Free public […]

Communist Party of BC 2020 Election statement

This time, say no to the capitalist crisis – vote for real change! BC Communists to nominate candidates in five ridings Message from the Communist Party of BC, Sept. 23, 2020 BC Premier John Horgan’s snap election is a cynical attempt to reap political advantage from momentarily favourable polling numbers. […]

EMERGENCY ACTION REQUIRED NOW TO STOP COVID-19 AND DEEP RECESSION

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health and well-being of all the world’s peoples, the most vulnerable being working people, Indigenous Peoples, the unemployed, the poor and the elderly. It will take urgent action by the Canadian government, and cooperation by the international community to save tens of thousands of lives, […]

WET’SUWET’EN SOLIDARITY IN BC SHUTS DOWN LEGISLATURE

On February 11, in support of Wet’suwet’en, around 1,000 people surrounded the British Columbia legislature building in Victoria, on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Lekwungen nation. This shutdown of the legislative session was in response to the provincial government’s support for the Coastal GasLink pipeline and for the […]

FROM RCMP RAIDS TO NATO WARS: CAPITALIST CRISIS AND OIL

By Ryan Abbott Despite having some of the largest energy reserves in the world, despite an almost universal support for pipeline projects among its major political parties, and despite a bloated lobby of energy executives who dictate its domestic energy policy, the petro-state of Canada is in a deep crisis. […]

“NET ZERO” ISN’T ZERO ENOUGH

Imagine a really radical government policy to reduce homelessness to zero. It involves building lots of housing – at least one unit for every homeless person. The catch, though, is that homeless people aren’t allowed to move into the units. Instead, they just stay vacant. How could this possibly work? […]

NDP BUDGET FALLS FAR SHORT OF PEOPLE’S NEEDS

While the corporate media’s attention was focused on demonstrations outside the Legislature in Victoria, the BC government’s 2020 budget was delivered inside on February 18. Anti-poverty groups, some of which rely on provincial funding to maintain their operations, expressed frustration that the budget failed to bring substantial progress towards reducing […]

PIPELINES VIOLATE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND THREATEN THE PLANET

As resistance grows against the Coastal GasLink pipeline and the massive RCMP invasion of Wet’suwet’en territories, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada, meeting over the Feb. 8-9 weekend in Toronto, sends greetings of solidarity to all who are in struggle today for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. […]

COPS AND CORPORATIONS OUT OF WET’SUWET’EN TRADITIONAL TERRITORY

Despite the rhetoric by politicians and corporate bosses about “reconciliation” and “respect for Indigenous rights,” the invasion of Wet’suwet’en traditional territory in north-central British Columbia by Coastal GasLink (CGL) and the RCMP continues. In the wake of the latest B.C. Supreme Court injunction prioritizing the interests of resource extraction pipelines, […]