DROP CHARGES AGAINST WET’SUWET’EN DEFENDERS

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Executive Committee, Nov. 22, 2021 The Communist Party of BC condemns the latest RCMP arrests of twenty people during a violent two-day raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, and demands the immediate dropping of all charges. This is yet another violent chapter in the […]

BC GOVERNMENT BACKS FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY, BUT FAILS TO PREPARE FOR CRISIS

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Executive Committee, Nov. 19, 2021 The succession of natural disasters hammering British Columbia and other parts of the world this year are warning signs that massive economic and social change is needed to avert catastrophe. Record heat waves, uncontrolled wildfires and massive […]

BC workers need 14 days paid sick leave!

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Committee, Nov. 6, 2021 The global covid pandemic has had a devastating impact on health and safety. In British Columbia, over 200,000 cases have been reported since March 2020, and  nearly 2200 have died. But other workplace health and safety problems remain […]

BC government cloaks corporate resource policies with highsounding rhetoric

Commentary by Kimball Cariou, leader of the Communist Party of BC, Nov. 5, 2021 A hallmark of B.C. Premier John Horgan’s four years in office has been the contradiction between his efforts to claim credibility on environmental issues, and his refusal to break with the resource extraction and export policies […]

BC Communists call for solidarity with health, education and hospitality workers

Statement by the CPBC Provincial Executive, Sept. 27, 2021 In recent weeks, workers in various sectors of the BC economy have faced a growing trend of verbal attacks, harassment and threats at workplaces, organized by far-right groups which have used the complex public debate around government responses to the Covid-19 […]

Communists welcome arrival of volunteer firefighters from Mexico

Statement by the Provincial Executive, Communist Party of BC, July 26, 2021 The arrival of one hundred highly-skilled firefighters from Mexico to help combat hundreds of wildfires across the province is a true expression of international solidarity. The Communist Party of BC welcomes this assistance, at this difficult moment when […]

Time to change the name of this province!

Statement by the Provincial Executive, Communist Party of BC, July 26, 2021 During the recent public discussions and debates around the 150th anniversary of “British Columbia’s” entry into the Canadian state, a growing number of Indigenous activists and other people have renewed the long-standing proposal to drop the name given […]

Horgan government fails to grasp the climate crisis

Statement by the Provincial Executive, Communist Party of BC, July 7, 2021 Recent events confirm the view of the Communist Party of BC that the refusal by Premier John Horgan and his NDP government to prioritize action on the deepening climate catastrophe has serious consequences for the people of British […]

Pride 2021 – Time to demand real change, not capitalism with a rainbow face

Statement by the Provincial Executive, Communist Party of BC, June 23, 2021 For the second summer in a row, Pride events across British Columbia are sharply limited by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the growing and diverse Two-Spirit /Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Intersex / Queer+ movements continue […]