CUPW IS FIGHTING FOR ALL WORKERS!

People’s Voice Editorial As the dispute at Canada Post continues, its workers need the solidarity of the labour movement and community allies more than ever. Instead of reaching a new collective agreement that meets the needs of its employees and millions of customers, Canada Post seems determined to drag out […]

PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION? YES!

Statement from the BC Labour Committee of the Communist Party of Canada   The Communist Party of Canada has, for many decades, advocated for a change in our voting system so that it would be more reflective of the democratic will of the working class and less conducive to minority […]

El Sistema Proporcional Hace que tu voto cuente

Mensaje del Partido Comunista de Columbia Britanica (PC de BC) Columbia Britanica tiene un referendo por correo para que nuestro sistema electoral sea mas democrático.  El referendo nos ofrece la oportunidad para adoptar “la representación proporcional” (RP), a sistema que hace que nuestro voto cuente. Si la mayoría de los […]

SITE C DAM: EXPENSIVE IN MANY WAYS

Damming the Peace — the Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam, edited by Wendy Holm, published by James Lorimer & Co., 2018. Book review by Tim Pelzer “Damming the Peace” delivers a devastating critique of the Site C dam building project in British Columbia’s Peace River Valley and tells […]

VOTE YES FOR PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION: HELP SHIFT B.C. POLITICS TO THE LEFT

By Kimball Cariou, editor of People’s Voice   Starting on October 23, British Columbians are receiving ballot packages in the mail, for the province’s referendum on electoral reform. Ballots must be returned in time to count by late November. Most progressive political forces, including the labour movement, are urging a […]

SOLIDARITY WITH POSTAL WORKERS

People’s Voice Editorial The start of rotating strikes across the country by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is a signal that solidarity is needed more than ever, by other trade unions, and by the public. That begins with picket line support, the most immediate way to show that the […]

FIRST TAKE ON VANCOUVER ELECTION: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY?

By Kimball Cariou October 20 was municipal election day across British Columbia, earlier than in the past, when campaigning went into the mid-November rainy season. The highlight for many observers was in Vancouver, where Vision’s ten years of majority control of City Hall was ending. After a crushing byelection defeat […]

THIS IS A CLIMATE EMERGENCY

PV Vancouver Bureau On October 7, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change launched its Special Report on Global Warming at 1.5 degrees. The IPCC report provides evidence that governments must now heed: there are still ways to avoid runaway climate change, but only if the world acts now, and with […]

LNG CANADA FOSSIL FUEL EXPORTS: A THREAT TO THE PLANET

Statement by the Provincial Executive, Communist Party of BC The announcement of a major new liquid natural gas (LNG) export facility near Kitimat, British Columbia, escalates the climate change threat to the planet, in exchange for dubious promises of benefits for the province. The Communist Party of BC joins with […]

BC HEALTH COALITION BACKS PURCHASE OF PRIVATE MRI CLINICS

The BC Health Coalition has welcome the Minister of Health’s Sept. 24 announcement that the province is purchasing two private, for-profit MRI clinics in order to make use of them in the public system. “For too long B.C. has allowed public MRI wait times to grow while allowing a market […]