“HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT” – Communist Party of BC candidates

For immediate release, Oct. 21, 2020 The spread of street homelessness and unaffordable housing has steadily worsened in British Columbia ever since the 1980s, as governments at all levels promote so-called “market solutions” that turn housing into a source of private profit rather than a basic human right. In the […]

50 years after the October Crisis

Labour, democratic, civil and equality rights in the crosshairs October marks 50 years since the October crisis of 1970, during which PM Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act, suspended civil and democratic rights across Canada and sent thousands of troops to occupy Quebec. The government’s real purpose for this […]

BC Communists take part in Student Vote 2020

From the Communist Party of BC, October 9, 2020 As part of the campaign leading up to the Oct. 24 provincial election in British Columbia, 850 secondary and elementary schools across the province are taking part in “Student Vote 2020”. Students will each vote for one of the candidates on […]

Communist Party of BC candidates back call to stop Site C

For immediate release, Oct. 6, 2020 The five candidates nominated by the Communist Party of BC in the Oct. 24 provincial election have expressed full support for the Open Letter by 12 prominent British Columbians calling for an immediate halt to the Site C dam project. The Communist candidates include […]

HORGAN NDP RIDING HIGH IN THE POLLS, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

This commentary was published in early September, before Premier Horgan’s snap election call caught many British Columbians by surprise. PV Vancouver Bureau With 13 months left until the British Columbia election scheduled for October 2021, Premier John Horgan’s minority NDP government is among the most popular in Canada. But a […]

Communist Party of BC Platform for B.C. Election, Oct. 24, 2020

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 […]