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 […]

VANCOUVER PEACE COUNCIL FORMED TO PROMOTE STRONGER ANTI-WAR ACTION

PV Vancouver Bureau As the US administration and its allies in Canada and other NATO members escalate their agenda of militarism and threats against a wide range of countries, a group of Vancouver-area peace activists met on May 1 to form the city’s newest anti-war group. The Vancouver Peace Council […]

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 […]