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, […]

ANTI-CHINA RACISM MUST BE REJECTED

The dangerous upsurge in Sinophobia since the start of the coronavirus crisis is a present day reflection of the anti-China xenophobia which has always been deliberately fanned by reactionary forces, starting from the earliest days of European colonisation on the west coast. The Communist Party of Canada calls upon the […]

FORESTRY WORKERS STILL STANDING STRONG IN FACE OF CORPORATE ATTACKS

After being on strike for 7 months, 2600 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 are still picketing outside Western Forest Products (WFP) sawmills on Vancouver Island. This is one of this union’s longest strikes in Canada, and they are struggling to get the company back to the bargaining table to […]

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WANT THEIR #LANDBACK

On December 31, the BC Supreme Court ruled in favour of Coastal GasLink (CGL), which has never obtained consent from the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs to work on un-surrendered traditional Indigenous territories in the north-central part of the province, east of Prince Rupert. For years, CGL has pursued its pipeline construction […]