THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IS TILTING – THINK LEFT

By Kimball Cariou Several events during April and May point to a potential rearrangement of the electoral landscape in Canada, linked to the deepening crisis of the global environment, and the desire for governments that are more responsive to the views and interests of working people. Most immediately, the latest […]

BC FEDERATION WELCOMES IMPROVEMENTS, BUT MUCH MORE IS NEEDED

By Kimball Cariou The BC Federation of Labour has welcomed revisions to Employment Standards legislation and the Labour Code. Announced on April 30, these are the first significant changes since the bitterly anti-working class Liberal provincial government was defeated in 2017. This is a “glass half full and half empty” […]

MAY DAY 2019: BUILD A UNITED RESISTANCE AGAINST THE CORPORATE ATTACK!

Statement of the Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada Around the world, May Day 2019 will be celebrated as a day of struggle for labour rights, peace, democracy, solidarity and environmental sustainability. May First will also honour the 100th anniversary of the historic Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. But […]

BC GOVERNMENT PUTS SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AT RISK

By Kimball Cariou, Vancouver In 2017, after 16 years of vicious attacks on public education, teachers, parents and students welcomed the defeat of the right-wing Liberals. But the positive mood of public education supporters has gradually waned under the NDP government of John Horgan. The NDP did act on the […]

An Urgent Appeal for Unity Against the Growing Danger of War

By Canadian Peace Congress To all those who share our sense of urgency about the worsening international situation, and the grave danger that war poses for the world today, we issue this Appeal for a united and powerful response. At this critical moment, ending militarism, aggression and war, averting climate catastrophe, […]

Mobilize on March 23 against white supremacist violence

Statement from the Communist Party of BC, March 19, 2019 In the wake of the mass killing of 50 members of the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Communist Party of BC urges all progressive people in the Vancouver region to take part in the annual United Nations Day […]

Communists urge Hellenic Community Centre: Cancel fascist meeting

The Provincial Executive of the Communist Party of BC joins with a wide range of democratic movements calling on the Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver to cancel the March 15 speaking engagement featuring two notorious spokespersons for racist and fascist ideologies. These speakers openly advocate hatred, bigotry, misogyny, xenophobia, transphobia […]

Some positives, but the BC Budget falls far short

BC Provincial Committee resolution, Feb. 24, 2019 The BC Provincial Budget released on February 19 includes some items that benefit working people, but falls far short in many areas. While the Communist Party of BC welcomes the positive elements of the Budget 2019, we are not surprised that the NDP […]

MASS MOBILIZATION IN WASHINGTON TO OPPOSE NATO, WAR AND RACISM

The following call for a mass mobilization against the upcoming NATO summit in Washington, DC, has been issued by the Administrative Committee of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), a broad-based coalition of movements and organizations in the United States but also Canada, such as the Canadian Peace Congress. UNAC […]

BC NDP GETS BREATHING SPACE IN BY-ELECTION WIN

By Kimball Cariou   The much-anticipated Nanaimo by-election on January 30 resulted in a win for Premier John Horgan’s NDP, in large part due to an expenses scandal which has rocked the B.C. Legislature in recent weeks. The outcome leaves the uneasy coalition of NDP and Green MLAs with their […]