Trade union bars working class candidate from federal election forum

A working class candidate with a lifelong record as an active supporter of trade union rights will not be allowed to take part in a federal election candidates forum being held in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway. Kimball Cariou is the candidate for the Communist Party of Canada, running for […]

Federal Election Coverage: Interview with Liz Rowley, Communist Party

As part of our special federal election coverage, People’s Voice will be preparing a series of articles, analyses and interviews, for both our print and online editions, that examine the key issues and discuss real solutions. Here, we speak with Liz Rowley, leader of the Communist Party of Canada, about […]

BC Communists demand Education Minister’s ouster

Party calls for justice for teachers, students The Communist Party of BC has issued a statement saying the present course of the NDP government on public education issues poses a serious threat to the interests of teachers, support staff, students and families across the province. The Party is demanding that […]

Forestry workers down saws to stop cuts

James Chumsa Sawmill workers across Vancouver Island have been picketing for a fair contract with Western Forest Products since the Canada Day long weekend. The strike by 3000 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 is in opposition to WFP’s proposed clawback of holidays, pensions, seniority rights and many other contract […]

BC announces big operating surplus, but no deal for teachers

Kimball Cariou The NDP government of British Columbia has released figures showing an operating surplus of $1.5 billion during the 2018-19 fiscal year. The amount is $1.3 billion higher than projected in previous budgets, thanks largely to increased revenues from personal and corporate income taxes, even though the province has […]

People’s Needs Not Corporate Greed

The Trudeau government was elected  in 2015 after a decade of Conservative austerity and attacks on working people. Four years later, it is clear that Bay street is still in control.Canada is not meeting carbon emission targets as the government does the bidding of the oil and gas monopolies while […]

WE CANNOT BE PASSIVE OBSERVERS OF US WAR THREATS

People’s Voice Editorial As the U.S. administration’s threats against Iran escalate, everyone knows the potential consequences of this deadly strategy. The clique of warmongers preparing to bomb Iran is almost completely isolated on the international stage. Even the foreign minister of the UK, Washington’s most faithful ally, has called for […]

FORMER VSB CHAIR BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON B.C. LIBERALS

By Kimball Cariou Three years ago, after years of threats, the B.C. Liberal government fired the entire Vancouver School Board just as the trustees were about to meet to fulfill their legal requirement to adopt a balanced budget for the 2016-17 school term. The real reason for the firing was […]

CONCESSION DEMANDS MAY SPARK BC TEACHER STRIKE

By Kimball Cariou With time running out to reach a new collective agreement, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government have very different views. Key bargaining talks in British Columbia are conducted province-wide between the BCTF and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA), which represents the government […]

EVA BARTLETT DISMANTLES MEDIA LIES ABOUT VENEZUELA AND SYRIA

PV Vancouver Bureau Speaking at meetings in Edmonton and Vancouver on May 4 and 5, independent journalist Eva Bartlett shredded the corporate media narrative about the situation of people in Syria and Venezuela, countries which targetted for “regime change” by US imperialism and its allies, including Canada. The forums were […]