PAST BC TEACHERS PRESIDENT SENTENCED FOR PIPELINE PROTEST

PV Vancouver Bureau The Supreme Court of BC continues to jail environmental activists for defying a court injunction criminalizing protests against expansion of the TransMountain pipeline. Many of those given week-long prison sentences for their actions are senior citizens who have blocked the gates of the company in Burnaby. Among […]

VANCOUVER LABOUR BACKS WIDE RANGE OF MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES

PV Vancouver Bureau There’s still confusion around the crowded 2018 municipal election in Vancouver, but some clarity is emerging. This will be the first campaign under new provincial restrictions on donations and spending, bringing a welcome end to the days of multi-million dollar budgets fuelled by huge donations from real […]

LOOKING BACK ON OPERATION SOLIDARITY

GEORGE GIDORA and Kimball Cariou This summer marks the 35th anniversary of the Solidarity struggle in BC – the first major response in Canada against the emerging neoliberal austerity agenda of far-right sections of the ruling class. Promoted by economist Milton Friedman and the so-called “Chicago boys”, this agenda was first […]

CANADA: IS THIS REALLY A COUNTRY OF PEACEKEEPING?

KIMBALL CARIOU Every Canada Day, the federal government spends millions of dollars on fireworks and parties, to promote the concept that Canadians are a peaceful family, living happily together in the “greatest country in the world.” Of course, this myth ignores the dire poverty facing many, the centuries-old oppression of […]

PEOPLE’S VOICE 25TH ANNIVERSARY: FOOD FOR THE BODY AND FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A couple weeks ago, People’s Voice, “Canada’s leading socialist newspaper”, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first printing. This is how the celebration was announced to invited guests: “Join us for an evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of People’s Voice, speaking out against imperialist wars since our first issue in 1993. […]

“PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION MAKES YOUR VOTE COUNT”

Statement from the Communist Party of BC, June 10, 2018          The Communist Party of BC welcomes the recent announcement of the details of the ballot for the upcoming referendum on electoral reform in British Columbia. Our Party will work with others to help win the strongest possible support for a […]

TAX DEBATES HAUNT ANNIVERSARY OF BC’S NDP GOVERNMENT

The first anniversary of BC’s new NDP government, backed by three Green Party MLAs, is coming up in July. A year ago this month, Christy Clark’s defeated BC Liberals were still desperately clinging to office, even presenting a Throne Speech based on the NDP’s campaign platform. That bizarre gambit failed. […]

ONE CITY TRUSTEE CARRIE BERCIC CHALLENGES VSB BUDGET

On May 28, OneCity Vancouver School Board trustee, Carrie Bercic, brought a motion to reverse proposed cuts to non-enrolling teaching positions in the district’s 2019 budget. Bercic’s motion proposed that the budget be revised to accommodate those teaching positions, which include essential support staff such as counsellors, teacher-librarians and Resource […]

BC CASINO WORKERS FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS

Thousands of casino workers in several British Columbia cities are either on strike or gearing up for walkouts as they struggle to win fair wages and improved working conditions. Represented by the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU), the employees work in table games, as slot attendants, cashiers, in the […]

KINDER MORGAN: THE REAL NATIONAL INTEREST

It was high drama when Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley drew out her pistols against BC NDP Premier John Horgan, calling on the PM and feds for back-up. The public was told this western was all about ‘the national interest,’ and that was the reason the PM had to call […]