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 […]

VANCOUVER CIVIC SPECULATION HEATS UP

With the October 2018 round of B.C. municipal elections just over six months away, many mayors and councillors across the province are not seeking re-election. This includes at least half of the 21 mayors in the Metro Vancouver region – a higher proportion than usual, perhaps reflecting a normal changing […]

ENVIRONMENTALISTS WARN LNG TAX BREAKS IGNORE CARBON FOOTPRINT

KIMBALL CARIOU The David Suzuki Foundation says that the B.C. government’s proposed tax breaks for liquefied natural gas projects, like the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, overlook the industry’s true carbon footprint. The Foundation points to peer-reviewed research indicating that fugitive methane emissions from B.C.’s oil and gas industry — […]

LNG TAX BREAKS MUST BE REJECTED

Statement by the Communist Party of BC, March 26, 2018 Less than a year after the BC Liberals were defeated in part because of their close ties to the big energy monopolies, the new government of British Columbia is already beginning to move in a similar direction. Despite their campaign […]

THE FRYING PAN OR THE FIRE: TRUMP’S TARIFFS SHOULD KILL NAFTA NOW

ELIZABETH ROWLEY After the 7th round of bargaining on NAFTA concluded March 5 with agreement on just 6 of 30 chapters, it comes as no surprise that US President Trump has upped the ante with threats of 25% tariffs on Canadian steel and 10% on aluminum. Trump thinks this will force […]

AJAX DEFEATED, SITE C GOES AHEAD

BC’s Minister for the Environment and Climate Action Strategy, George Heyman, recently announced that the KGHM AJAX mine proposal, located within metres of the southern municipal boundary of Kamloops, has not received approval from the BC government to proceed with what would have been one of the largest open-pit mines […]

VANCOUVER GROUP SUMMIT: ESCALATING IMPERIALIST THREATS OF SANCTIONS AND WAR

Statement by the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada The so-called “Vancouver Group” Summit on January 16 will bring together the 14 countries which waged war against Korea in 1950, plus South Korea and Japan – invited by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Canada’s Foreign Minister […]