Apr 272020
 
Nicolas Maduro Waving Flag

End the sanctions, stop the aggression and recognize President Maduro now!

The Communist Party of Canada condemns the recent military buildup by the United States in the Caribbean Sea, as part of its escalating campaign of aggression against the government of Nicolas Maduro. The Party also denounces the Canadian government’s involvement in this aggression and calls for an immediate end to the sanctions and campaign to overthrow President Maduro. 

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Apr 242020
 
Trudeau Laughing

Demand EI increases and full coverage now!

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Canada, the Trudeau government has unveiled a series of temporary programs designed to stabilize working people’s incomes. Details of these measures have only been announced gradually, with many revisions and contradictions, and it has been left to individuals to navigate a confusing and incomplete web of information.

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Apr 212020
 
prison-in-canada

The Covid-19 pandemic and the deepening economic crisis are imposing far more serious consequences on working people and those in poverty than on the wealthy and the big corporations. Prisoners, the majority of whom are from racialized communities, are among those most vulnerable, and the Communist Party of Canada joins with many others to demand urgent measures by governments to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in the federal and provincial incarceration systems. This should include the immediate release of non-violent offenders and all those nearing the end of their prison terms.

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Apr 102020
 

travailleurs triant dans une installation

Le Parti communiste du Canada nous prévient aujourd’hui que la subvention de 75% du salaire pour les entreprises, grandes et petites, est davantage susceptible d’ajouter aux bénéfices des plus grandes sociétés que d’améliorer les salaires et le niveau de vie des travailleuses et des travailleurs.

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Apr 062020
 

The Communist Party of Canada today warned that the 75% subsidy to Business, big and small, is more likely to add to the profits of the biggest corporations than to the wages and living standards of workers.

There are no guarantees that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) funds will be transferred in full to workers, as the PM has stated that the government is working with corporations on the basis of “trust”. That’s an open door for massive giveaways to Big Business.

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Apr 022020
 

Non au renflouement des compagnies!

Alors qu’un million de personnes ont présenté une demande d’assurance-emploi la semaine dernière et que des millions d’autres craignent de ne pouvoir payer le loyer la semaine prochaine, le Parlement a adopté le projet de loi C-13 pour fournir 2000 $ par mois, pendant un maximum de 4 mois, à celles et ceux qui ne sont pas admissibles à l’assurance-emploi. Avec l’augmentation de la Prestation pour enfants et le report du paiement de l’impôt sur le revenu et du remboursement des prêts étudiants, c’est tout ce que les travailleuses et les travailleurs recevront de la Prestation d’urgence canadienne du gouvernement Trudeau, mais cela, pas avant la mi-avril, lorsque les factures et les mensualités à payer vont commencer à affluer.

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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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