After being on strike for 7 months, 2600 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 are still picketing outside Western Forest Products (WFP) sawmills on Vancouver Island. This is one of this union’s longest strikes in Canada, and they are struggling to get the company back to the bargaining table to […]


On December 31, the BC Supreme Court ruled in favour of Coastal GasLink (CGL), which has never obtained consent from the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs to work on un-surrendered traditional Indigenous territories in the north-central part of the province, east of Prince Rupert. For years, CGL has pursued its pipeline construction […]

Vancouver and District Labour Council mobilizes solidarity with Chilean people

ACTIONS INCLUDE CALL FOR CLC TO IMPLEMENT BOYCOTT Beginning October 18, Chile has been rocked by massive protests, strikes and mobilizations against the neoliberal austerity imposed by the right-wing government of Sebastian Piñera. In response to the uprising, the government has declared a state of emergency and unleashed a brutal […]

BC transit workers: Driving for pay equity, better working conditions

BC LABOUR COMMITTEE, CPC A winter of labour discontent is beginning to emerge on the west coast. Transit workers in Metro Vancouver are in the headlines, and a wider series of struggles is rippling through British Columbia, as economic woes and spending restraints hit the working class from different directions. […]

BC’s UNDRIP legislation charts new path in continuing struggle

Kimball Cariou Four years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on all levels of government in Canada to fully implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). With the introduction of Bill 41, the “Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act,” British Columbia has […]

Communists condemn coup d’état against Bolivian President Evo Morales

The coup d’état in Bolivia, in which legitimately re-elected president Evo Morales was forced out of office by the military, has brought immediate condemnation from democratic and progressive forces around the world. These include the parties which are members of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, many of […]

Trade union bars working class candidate from federal election forum

A working class candidate with a lifelong record as an active supporter of trade union rights will not be allowed to take part in a federal election candidates forum being held in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway. Kimball Cariou is the candidate for the Communist Party of Canada, running for […]

Federal Election Coverage: Interview with Liz Rowley, Communist Party

As part of our special federal election coverage, People’s Voice will be preparing a series of articles, analyses and interviews, for both our print and online editions, that examine the key issues and discuss real solutions. Here, we speak with Liz Rowley, leader of the Communist Party of Canada, about […]

BC Communists demand Education Minister’s ouster

Party calls for justice for teachers, students The Communist Party of BC has issued a statement saying the present course of the NDP government on public education issues poses a serious threat to the interests of teachers, support staff, students and families across the province. The Party is demanding that […]

Forestry workers down saws to stop cuts

James Chumsa Sawmill workers across Vancouver Island have been picketing for a fair contract with Western Forest Products since the Canada Day long weekend. The strike by 3000 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 is in opposition to WFP’s proposed clawback of holidays, pensions, seniority rights and many other contract […]