Mar 272020
 

No To Corporate Bailouts!

While 1 million people applied for EI last week, and millions more worried they couldn’t pay the rent next week, Parliament passed Bill C-13 to provide $2,000 a month for a maximum 4 months to those ineligible for Employment Insurance.  Along with increases in the Child Benefit and payment deferrals for income tax and student loans, this is what workers will get from the Trudeau government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit, but not until mid-April when payments will begin to flow.

In Canada’s big cities, that won’t even cover the rent on a one-bedroom apartment, let alone groceries or utilities. 

For those lucky enough to still qualify for EI, the wait-time has been cut, but the benefits remain at just 55% of previous earnings.  Not enough to live on for long, either.

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Mar 262020
 

La pandémie du COVID-19 menace la santé et le bien-être de tous les peoples du monde, les plus vulnérables étant les travailleurs-euses, les peuples autochtones, les chômeurs-euses, les pauvres et les aîné-e-s. Ça prend une action immédiate de la part du gouvernement canadien et la coopération de la communauté internationale pour sauver des dizaines de milliers de vies et pour prévenir une profonde récession ou même une dépression qui ruinerait la vie de milliers de travailleurs-euses autour du globe.

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Mar 192020
 

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health and well-being of all the world’s peoples, the most vulnerable being working people, Indigenous Peoples, the unemployed, the poor and the elderly. It will take urgent action by the Canadian government, and cooperation by the international community to save tens of thousands of lives, and to prevent a deep recession or even a depression from ruining the lives of working people around the globe.

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Mar 072020
 
"Les Femmes se lèvent"

Partout dans le monde, les femmes se lèvent pour l’égalité des droits, contre la guerre et pour la justice environnementale et climatique. En Inde, les femmes sont à l’avant-garde de manifestations massives contre le gouvernement réactionnaire et nationaliste hindou du Parti Bharatiya Janata de Narendra Modi. Au Chili, des femmes sont descendues dans les rues lors des manifestations contre les politiques d’austérité, et leur chant et leur danse de protestation contre la violence sexuelle ont fait le tour du monde. Cuba modernise son Code de la famille, principal cadre juridique de la vie et des relations familiales, et montre encore la voie vers l’égalité des sexes.

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Mar 072020
 

Women around the world are rising up for equal rights, against war, and for environmental and climate justice.  In India, women are at the forefront of massive protests against the reactionary, Hindu nationalist BJP government of Narendra Modi. Women in Chile have taken to the streets in the anti-austerity marches, and their anti-sexual violence protest song and dance has spread across the globe. Cuba is modernizing its Family Code, the main legal framework for family life and relations, and again leading the way for gender equality.

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Feb 202020
 

Over the past six months, the right-wing, pro-U.S. imperialist BJP/RSS Government of India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has moved sharply to attack the constitutional underpinnings of India as a secular, democratic state which have been in place ever since its emancipation of British colonial rule in 1947. These dangerous moves are part of a broader agenda in practices the ideas of communalism and Hindu nationalism on both the state and society, at the expense of various minorities, especially the very large Muslim minority which constitutes almost 15% of the entire population of India.

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Feb 182020
 

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada calls on Parliament to refuse to ratify the USMCA, and we urge the labour and democratic movements to mobilize against this sellout of the interests of working people and farmers across Canada.

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Feb 172020
 

At its meeting on February 8-9, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada condemned US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” as a plan for war and occupation. The Communist Party encourages all labour, solidarity and progressive organizations to demand that the Canadian government oppose the deal.

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Feb 132020
 

The dangerous upsurge in Sinophobia since the start of the coronavirus crisis is a present day reflection of the anti-China xenophobia which has always been deliberately fanned by reactionary forces, starting from the earliest days of European colonisation on the west coast. The Communist Party of Canada calls upon the labour and people’s movements, and all progressive organizations in Canada, to speak out against the latest wave of extremely divisive hatred directed against China and people of Chinese backgrounds.

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