The big picture behind the political crisis in B.C.’s ruling party

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Executive, October 24. 2022 The disqualification of Anjali Addapurai from the governing NDP’s leadership race has set off political turmoil in British Columbia. Given the ups and downs of politics, it is far too early to make predictions about the impact on […]

Victoria club statement on Housing demands

Sept. 19, 2022 The Scotty Neish Club of the Communist Party of Canada condemns the ongoing failures of local governments within the Capital Region District to protect the right to housing. Instead of providing housing for all, the local governments consistently avoid taking responsibility and instead choose to confront the […]

BCGEU reaches tentative deal with Horgan NDP

People’s Voice Vancouver Bureau  After nearly two weeks of limited but highly effective strikes, the BC General Employees’ Union’s (BCGEU) had reached a tentative three-year agreement with the government’s Public Service Agency. The deal covers 33,000 bargaining unit members working in direct government service. While it has not been ratified at […]

SOLIDARITY WITH B.C. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES!

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Committee, April 9, 2022 This spring’s round of collective bargaining talks between the main union representing provincial employees and the Horgan government has reached an impasse, according to the BCGEU, which says the latest offer from the NDP is effectively a wage […]

DROP CHARGES AGAINST WET’SUWET’EN DEFENDERS

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Executive Committee, Nov. 22, 2021 The Communist Party of BC condemns the latest RCMP arrests of twenty people during a violent two-day raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, and demands the immediate dropping of all charges. This is yet another violent chapter in the […]

BC GOVERNMENT BACKS FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY, BUT FAILS TO PREPARE FOR CRISIS

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Executive Committee, Nov. 19, 2021 The succession of natural disasters hammering British Columbia and other parts of the world this year are warning signs that massive economic and social change is needed to avert catastrophe. Record heat waves, uncontrolled wildfires and massive […]

BC workers need 14 days paid sick leave!

Statement by the Communist Party of BC Provincial Committee, Nov. 6, 2021 The global covid pandemic has had a devastating impact on health and safety. In British Columbia, over 200,000 cases have been reported since March 2020, and  nearly 2200 have died. But other workplace health and safety problems remain […]

BC government cloaks corporate resource policies with highsounding rhetoric

Commentary by Kimball Cariou, leader of the Communist Party of BC, Nov. 5, 2021 A hallmark of B.C. Premier John Horgan’s four years in office has been the contradiction between his efforts to claim credibility on environmental issues, and his refusal to break with the resource extraction and export policies […]

BC Communists call for solidarity with health, education and hospitality workers

Statement by the CPBC Provincial Executive, Sept. 27, 2021 In recent weeks, workers in various sectors of the BC economy have faced a growing trend of verbal attacks, harassment and threats at workplaces, organized by far-right groups which have used the complex public debate around government responses to the Covid-19 […]