“PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION MAKES YOUR VOTE COUNT”

Statement from the Communist Party of BC, June 10, 2018          The Communist Party of BC welcomes the recent announcement of the details of the ballot for the upcoming referendum on electoral reform in British Columbia. Our Party will work with others to help win the strongest possible support for a […]

TAX DEBATES HAUNT ANNIVERSARY OF BC’S NDP GOVERNMENT

The first anniversary of BC’s new NDP government, backed by three Green Party MLAs, is coming up in July. A year ago this month, Christy Clark’s defeated BC Liberals were still desperately clinging to office, even presenting a Throne Speech based on the NDP’s campaign platform. That bizarre gambit failed. […]

ONE CITY TRUSTEE CARRIE BERCIC CHALLENGES VSB BUDGET

On May 28, OneCity Vancouver School Board trustee, Carrie Bercic, brought a motion to reverse proposed cuts to non-enrolling teaching positions in the district’s 2019 budget. Bercic’s motion proposed that the budget be revised to accommodate those teaching positions, which include essential support staff such as counsellors, teacher-librarians and Resource […]

BC CASINO WORKERS FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS

Thousands of casino workers in several British Columbia cities are either on strike or gearing up for walkouts as they struggle to win fair wages and improved working conditions. Represented by the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU), the employees work in table games, as slot attendants, cashiers, in the […]

KINDER MORGAN: THE REAL NATIONAL INTEREST

It was high drama when Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley drew out her pistols against BC NDP Premier John Horgan, calling on the PM and feds for back-up. The public was told this western was all about ‘the national interest,’ and that was the reason the PM had to call […]

VANCOUVER PEACE COUNCIL FORMED TO PROMOTE STRONGER ANTI-WAR ACTION

PV Vancouver Bureau As the US administration and its allies in Canada and other NATO members escalate their agenda of militarism and threats against a wide range of countries, a group of Vancouver-area peace activists met on May 1 to form the city’s newest anti-war group. The Vancouver Peace Council […]

NO WAR WITH SYRIA SAYS VDLC

The April 24 meeting of the Vancouver and District Labour Council adopted the following resolution: Because the United States, accompanied by Britain and France, launched airstrikes on Syria on April 13; and Because on April 9 Israel launched missiles at a Syrian airbase near Homs, killing at least fourteen people; […]

MAY DAY 2018

Statement of the Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada As we celebrate and build the struggles of the working class around the world this May Day, the enemies of peace are busy organizing for war. The list of countries under attack or facing increasingly bellicose threats by the United […]

Stop the US-led war and aggression on Syria

The Communist Party of Canada condemns the illegal and murderous airstrikes on Syria conducted by the US, UK and France April 13th, and the support given to these attacks by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  We call on Parliament to condemn the airstrikes which are illegal under international law, under US […]

BC BUDGET 2018: WEIGHING UP THE NUMBERS

The Horgan NDP government’s first full annual budget was presented on February 20. As widely expected, Finance Minister Carole James announced some worthwhile initiatives, while falling well short of the changes desperately needed by poor and working class families. One area which received wide attention is child care, a key […]