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Visit our stop Bill C-51 website!

Following last Saturday’s successful day of action against the Harper Conservative’s “police state” Bill C-51, the Communist Party of Canada is calling for continued united action to block and defeat the proposed legislation. Over 75 actions, from Halifax to Victoria to Yellowknife, took place drawing many thousands into the streets at marches and rallies.

“Every single day that passes, more and more people are coming out against Bill C-51”, Miguel Figueroa, leader of the Communist Party of Canada told the Winnipeg rally. “Notwithstanding the Conservatives’ bravado, they are scared,” he said, noting the breadth of opposition to C-51. Continue reading »

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Mar 162015
 
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This past weekend, actions mobilizing over 17,000 people took place in almost 80 cities across Canada. The Communist Party of Canada joined this movement with our full support, speaking in several places including Winnipeg (CPC leader Miguel Figueroa), Brampton (Elizabeth Rowley), Montreal (Pierre Fontaine) and Halifax (Jim Sacouman). Also pictured, rallies in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. Visit our Stop Bill C-51 website here.

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Mar 102015
 
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The Communist Party of Canada welcomes the growing outcry against the planned “Monument to the Victims of Communism” monument to be constructed in front of the Supreme Court of Canada Building, in Ottawa. This project has been criticized for many reasons, including the fact that millions of federal funds have been poured into this partisan, anti-communist monument in order to advance the electoral interests of the Harper Conservative government.

Our Party was among the very first to condemn this project when it first sought approval from the National Capital Commission back in 2009. In a letter to the NCC on October 1st of that year, we noted the following: Continue reading »

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Mar 092015
 
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Communist Party Condemns U.S.-led Foiled Coup Attempt against the Elected Maduro Government in Venezuela

In the wake of the recent coup plot against the democratically-elected government of President Nicolas Maduro, the Communist Party of Canada restates our long-standing solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. We condemn the role of the Canadian state in this murderous plot, and in the wider imperialist assault against the sovereignty of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

As the world knows, the coup was blocked when a retired Venezuelan Air Force general and 10 military and civilian opposition figures were arrested. They had planned to bomb the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly, Telesur TV network, the Defense Ministry and other Caracas sites on February 12, the one-year anniversary of violent anti-government attacks which caused 43 deaths. Continue reading »

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Mar 092015
 
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Le Parti communiste condamne la tentative de coup d’État dirigée par les États-Unis contre le gouvernement élu de Maduro au Venezuela

Dans le sillage de la récente tentative de coup d’État contre le gouvernement démocratiquement élu du président Nicolas Maduro, le Parti communiste du Canada réaffirme sa solidarité de longue date avec la Révolution bolivarienne au Venezuela. Nous condamnons le rôle de l’État canadien dans ce complot meurtrier, et plus largement, l’agression impérialiste contre la souveraineté des peuples d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes.

Comme tout le monde le sait, le coup a été déjoué lorsqu’un général à la retraite des forces aériennes vénézuéliennes et 10 autres personnalités de l’opposition, militaires et civiles, ont été arrêtées. Ils avaient prévu bombarder le Palais présidentiel, l’Assemblée nationale, le réseau de télévision Telesur, le ministère de la Défense ainsi que d’autres cibles à Caracas, le 12 Février, date du premier anniversaire de violentes attaques anti-gouvernementales qui avaient causé 43 décès. Continue reading »

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Mar 042015
 
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Visit our Stop C-51 Campaign website here.

The Communist Party of Canada fully supports the various mobilizations of labour, community and student groups, as well as democratically-minded people, against omnibus Bill C-51. A cross-Canada day of Action has been proposed for Saturday, March 14th. The initiative is being promoted by Lead Now, Open Media, the BC Government Employees Union as well as the BC Civil Liberties Association which is calling for withdrawal of the legislation.

We urge all people to help build, broaden and strengthen these events and actions in localities across the country. Visible public opposition to the Bill – which is now clearly being railroaded through Parliament by the Harper Conservatives – is crucial to blocking this anti-democratic legislation and preventing its passage.
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Mar 042015
 
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Le Parti communiste du Canada appuie pleinement les diverses mobilisations du mouvement syndical, des groupes communautaires et étudiants, ainsi que des forces démocratiques, contre projet de loi omnibus C-51. Une journée pancanadienne d’action a été proposée pour samedi 14 mars. L’initiative est promue par Lead Now, Open Media, le syndicat des employé(e)s du gouvernement de Colombie-Britannique ainsi que l’Association des libertés civiles de la Colombie-Britannique qui réclament le retrait de la loi.

Nous exhortons tous les gens d’aider à construire, à élargir et renforcer ces événements et ces actions dans les localités à travers le pays. Une opposition publique visible au projet de loi – dont l’adoption par le Parlement se fait maintenant clairement bousculer par les Conservateurs de Stephen Harper – est cruciale pour bloquer ce projet de loi anti-démocratique et empêcher son adoption. Continue reading »

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Mar 022015
 
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IWD 2015 greetings from the Communist Party of Canada

March 8, International Women’s Day, is a time to celebrate our historic struggles for equality, and to unite around today’s challenges. On IWD 2015, the Communist Party of Canada extends our warm solidarity to all who stand for peace, equality, democracy and social progress.

In September 1995, the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing. 30,000 activists held a parallel Forum, while government representatives from 189 countries hammered out the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Despite its shortcomings, the document was amazingly comprehensive, covering women and the environment, economy, education, health, armed conflict, and much more. Continue reading »

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Mar 022015
 
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Salutations du Parti communiste du Canada à l’occasion de la JIF 2015.

Le  8 mars, Journée internationale des femmes, est une occasion de célébrer nos luttes historiques pour l’égalité et de s’unir pour relever les défis d’aujourd’hui. À l’occasion de la JIF 2015, le Parti communiste du Canada exprime sa solidarité la plus chaleureuse envers toutes celles et ceux qui se dressent en faveur de la paix, l’égalité, la démocratie et le progrès social.

En Septembre 1995, la quatrième Conférence mondiale sur les femmes s’est tenue à Beijing. 30 000 militantes avaient organisé un Forum parallèle, tandis que les représentantes des gouvernements de 189 pays élaboraient la Déclaration de Beijing et le Programme d’action. Malgré ses lacunes, le document était étonnamment complet, couvrant les femmes et l’environnement, l’économie, l’éducation, la santé, les conflits armés, et bien plus encore. Continue reading »

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