This Labour Day, working people and the labour movement are facing challenges not seen since the 1920s and ‘30s. A pandemic for which there is still no vaccine, an economic crisis that has left millions without work or wages, and a growing war danger – this time with nuclear and conventional weapons that could destroy the whole world. Add to this a climate change crisis that could make the planet uninhabitable, and it’s a bleak picture.
Le Parti communiste du Canada exprime ses sincères condoléances aux proches des victimes de l’explosion à Beyrouth. Nous transmettons également au peuple du Liban et au Parti communiste libanais nos meilleurs vœux de solidarité. Le peuple du Liban est en deuil après l’explosion responsable de près de 200 morts et de milliers de blessés. La ville est dévastée suite à la destruction de nombreuses écoles, d’hôpitaux, de logements et de services publics.
The Communist Party extends it deepest sympathy and solidarity to the Communist Party and the bereaved people of Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut, the tragic deaths and horrific injuries of thousands of people in the city, and the destruction of hospitals, schools, homes, workplaces, and government offices which have collectively devastated the country.
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Comrade Le Kha Phieu, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.
As people around the world commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, the Communist Party of Canada calls for renewed campaigns for disarmament and abolition of nuclear arms.
The use of nuclear weapons by the United States – the first and, so far, only time these weapons of mass destruction have been used in combat – was a criminal act of imperialist aggression. It marked the beginning of humanity’s existential threat by its own actions.
This year, Pride events and mobilizations across the country take place in profoundly difficult conditions, marked by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and deep economic crisis. The twin threats of the economic crisis and the pandemic are seriously weakening and destroying the social relationships and institutions of communities: the social spaces that bring the community together are closing, sometimes permanently. A recent country-wide survey indicated that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on 2S/LGBTiQ+ people. We have also seen the evaporation of services and supports, painstakingly built up over decades by dedicated community activists.
Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada, July 3. 2020
On July 1st Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israeli-imposed deadline had been reached for its illegal annexation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. He added, Israel could delay a little bit if there was “good reason”.
Indeed, there is good reason, as the whole world knows. The Israeli annexation is completely illegal under international law, and is an act of war against the Palestinian People whose land has been illegally occupied by Israeli troops and settlements over more than five decades. The annexation is the main point in the Trump-Netanyahu “Deal of the Century”, which has been rejected out of hand by the Palestinian people, and by governments around the world which recognize it a provocation, an act of war and genocide.
Comité exécutif central, Parti communiste du Canada
Le Parti communiste du Canada est pleinement solidaire avec la rébellion actuelle contre les meurtres racistes commis par la police. Nous saluons tous ceux et celles qui s’opposent au racisme et qui réclament justice pour les personnes assassinées par les forces de police qui sont autorisées et encouragées à agir en toute impunité.
C’est avec grande tristesse que nous vous informons du décès de notre camarade Pierre Fontaine survenu le 27 mai dernier. Pierre a passé l’arme à gauche de façon soudaine à cause d’une crise cardiaque alors qu’il était hospitalisé pour une infection à la jambe.
Le camarade Pierre Fontaine a été le Chef du Parti communiste du Québec au cours des 15 dernières années et membre du Comité central et du Comité central exécutif du Parti communiste du Canada pendant plus de 20 ans. Durant cette période, il a travaillé d’arrache pied pour bâtir le Parti communiste du Québec après sa liquidation en 1991, et après une tentative de scission pilotée par des nationalistes petit-bourgeois.
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing May 27th of Comrade Pierre Fontaine. Pierre died unexpectedly of a heart attack while in hospital recovering from an infection in his leg.
Comrade Pierre Fontaine was the Leader of the Parti communiste du Quebec for the past 15 years, and a member of the Central Committee and Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada for more than 20 years. Throughout this time, he worked hard to build the Communist Party in Quebec after its liquidation in 1991, and attempted annexation in 2005 by petit bourgeois nationalists.