Images of the Prime Minister in blackface have exposed what most racialized, Indigenous and progressive people have long suspected. This incident points to the real, intertwined issues of individual and systemic racism in Canada. Justin Trudeau is part of the ruling class, and – in politics or not – has greatly benefitted from a political system built on racism and exploitation. The Liberals and Tories – which have formed all the federal governments since Confederation – are the defenders and propagators of capitalism, and are responsible for the policies and actions that have caused such misery and death for Indigenous and racialized people in Canada, and facilitated the massive accumulation of wealth by the corporations operating here.
Elizabeth Rowley Cross-Canada Tour
Join our local candidates and leader Elizabeth Rowley in kicking off the Communist Party’s federal election campaign!
Oppose war and respect the right of national self-determination!
The Communist Party of Canada stands with progressive and democratic voices around the world in condemning the Indian government’s decision to attack the national rights of Jammu and Kashmir, by abrogating its constitutional special status and denying it of its right to Indian statehood. In the process, the reactionary government of Narendra Modi has fanned the flames of ethnic and religious division, regional conflict, and war involving nuclear armed states.
This Labour Day, we rally and march in the shadow of the upcoming federal election. Without question, the stakes are enormous for the working class – issues of economic insecurity, environmental devastation, and the danger of widespread war are all on the line. This is a key moment for the labour movement to campaign for its own political, social and economic policies, and to make these a benchmark for all those seeking labour’s support.
Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne rhétorique guerrière et l’escalade des tensions contre l’Iran et demande au gouvernement canadien de prendre des mesures immédiates pour désamorcer cette crise qui risque de déclencher une guerre régionale pouvant impliquer des armes nucléaires. Le gouvernement canadien doit faire pression pour le retrait immédiat de la région de toutes les forces militaires étatsuniennes et de l’OTAN et normaliser ses relations diplomatiques avec l’Iran.
The Communist Party of Canada condemns the ongoing foreign belligerence and escalating drive to war against Iran and demands that the Canadian government take immediate action to de-escalate the crisis, which risks an all-out, regional war that could involve nuclear weapons. This includes the immediate withdrawal of all US and NATO forces from the region, and normalization of diplomatic relations with Iran.
The current crisis is the direct result of United States’ provocation, which is increasing on a daily basis.
In the wake of the recent announcement from Bombardier that it will cut 550 jobs at its Thunder Bay Rail Transportation facility, the Communist Party of Canada is reiterating its call for the aerospace and transportation corporation to be placed under public ownership and democratic control.
The job cuts are devastating to the Northern Ontario city of just over 100,000 people, where Bombardier is the 8th largest employer. The announcement comes on the heels of 15,000 job cuts worldwide over the previous three years, including 3000 in Quebec and Ontario in November 2018. Over that same period, Bombardier received at least $4 billion in public bailouts from the federal, Ontario and Quebec governments.
La Ligue de la jeunesse communiste et le Parti communiste du Canada dénoncent conjointement la fermeture de l’Ambassade du Canada au Venezuela ainsi que le chantage diplomatique ayant forcé, en corolaire, la Chancellerie du Venezuela, à fermer ses consulats de Montréal, Toronto et Vancouver par mesure de réciprocité.
La ministre des Affaires étrangères, Chrystia Freeland, a justifié cette décision par le fait que le Venezuela empêcherait l’accréditation de certains diplomates. Or, cette décision n’est en rien justifiable d’un point de vue diplomatique. Il s’agit d’une décision purement politique qui vise à s’investir de plus belle dans l’agression multifacétique dont est victime le Venezuela, notamment en diabolisant le gouvernement vénézuélien afin d’éventuellement mieux justifier la nécessité d’intervenir dans ce pays.
The Young Communist League and the Communist Party of Canada jointly denounce the closure of the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela and the diplomatic blackmail that forced, in corollary, the Chancellery of Venezuela, to close its consulates in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver as a measure of reciprocity.
Foreign Affairs’ Minister Chrystia Freeland justified this decision by saying that Venezuela would refuse the accreditation of certain diplomats. This decision is in no way justifiable from a diplomatic point of view. This is a purely political decision that increases Canadian participation in the multifaceted aggression of which Venezuela is victim. It includes demonizing the Venezuelan government to justify the need to intervene in this country.
Fifty years after the historic Stonewall uprising of June 1969, the struggle for Two Spirit and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer & Questioning (2S/LGBTIQ) rights is far from over.
Pride 2019 takes place in an increasingly dangerous environment for 2S/LGBTIQ people. The backlash against inclusion, diversity and queer rights includes a deadly escalation of murders of trans women. The recent report of the Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls noted the persistent violence against two-spirit Indigenous people. Conservative provincial governments are working to undermine and roll back the equality gains achieved through decades of struggle. Neoliberal austerity policies imposed by Liberal and Conservative governments are accelerating cuts to public services, disproportionately harming 2S/LGBTIQ and other marginalized people.