TAX THE WEALTHY
Increase annual revenues by $2.5 billion – restore pre2001 tax rates for the wealthy & corporations. Abolish income tax on earnings under $40,000.
CLIMATE JUSTICE, NOT CARBON BOMBS
Cut hydrocarbon emissions now. Stop the Site “C” dam, LNG/Coastal GasLink fossil fuel project, and Transmountain expansion. Free public transit for all, prioritize renewable energy and conservation.
RIGHTS AND JOBS FOR WORKERS
Security for workers affected by Covid 19 layoffs, including 100% recall rights and wage protection. Full Labour standards protection for domestic, agricultural and migrant workers. Raise the minimum wage to $20. Action to save the forestry and fishing industries.
PUBLIC OWNERSHIP, NOT P3S
Put resources under public ownership and democratic control. End P3 public projects.
JUSTICE FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Recognize Indigenous title to all traditional territories. No resource projects on indigenous lands without full consultation and approval. Stop violating Bill 41, the “Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.”
RAISE THE RATES!
Raise social assistance and disability rates by 100%.
DEFUND THE POLICE & MILITARY
Cut police and military spending. Transfer funds to renewable energy, housing, health care, and schools.
BETTER PUBLIC EDUCATION
Increase public education spending by $1000 per student to reach the Canadian average. End funding and tax breaks for private & religious schools. Protect health & safety for students, staff and teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Implement SOGI in all school districts.
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT!
100,000 units of new & renovated social and lowincome housing. Stop “renovictions” and “demovictions”, ban all evictions during the pandemic. Legislate stricter rent controls.
Establish “Mixed Member” proportional representation, and set MLA salaries at the average wage of a BC worker.
GENDER EQUALITY AND JUSTICE
Accelerate plans for province-wide universal, affordable, quality child care. Restore funding to women’s centres and programs, provide safe spaces to people escaping misogyny and domestic violence. Trans rights are human rights. End the criminalization of sex workers.
End removals from the Agricultural Land Reserve, encourage food production in urban areas.
SAVE LIVES – END THE OPIOID CRISIS
The “war on drugs” and the opioid crisis must end. Establish a permanent, safe, legal and regulated supply of drugs. Expand mental health services and long term recovery support programs. Build housing for all to save lives and reduce social and health costs of street homelessness.
SOCIALISM IS THE FUTURE!
The profit-driven capitalist system is killing the planet. We call for socialism – a world without poverty and war, where working people democratically own and control the economy.
Communist Party of BC
Platform for B.C. Election, Oct. 24, 2020
COMMUNIST PARTY OF BC
List of Candidates
Langford-Juan de Fuca – Tyson Strandlund
Oak Bay-Gordon Head – Florian Castle
Surrey-Whalley – Ryan Abbott
Vancouver Hastings – Kimball Cariou
Victoria-Swan Lake – Walt Parsons
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