May 012022
 
Photo of fist with text: 1er Mai 2022

Le premier mai 2022 marque une année de “reprise corporative“ de la crise économique concomitante à la COVID. Une crise qui a fait souffrir beaucoup de travailleur-euses, au Canada comme ailleurs. Une année également marquée par une escalade militaire qui mène directement à la guerre en Ukraine et menace de d’embraser toute l’Europe. 2022 est aussi une année où il y a eu un renouement au niveau de l’organisation et du militantisme au sein de la classe ouvrière et des personnes opprimées. Cette reprise de vigueur de la lutte des classes donne espoir pour renverser la vague d’austérité, de guerre, de néolibéralisme et, en définitive, le capitalisme.

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May 012022
 
Picture of fist with text: May Day 2022 -workers can turn the tide with unity, solidarity & struggle!

May Day 2022 marks a year of “corporate recovery” from the COVID-related economic crisis which hammered workers in Canada and around the world. It marks a year in which escalating militarism and aggression erupted into a war in Ukraine which threatens to expand into a greater war in Europe. It also marks a year of renewed organizing and militancy by workers and oppressed people, signalling that an uptick in the class struggle through which working people can turn the tide against austerity, war, neoliberalism and ultimately capitalism.

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Apr 092022
 
Fighter jets and Chrystia Freeland with text: A budget for war

The 2022 federal budget is a product of the Liberal-NDP pact that promised to deliver pharmacare, denticare, affordable housing, and action on climate change, but in fact has delivered very little of these urgent policy commitments -urgent that is to working people across Canada.

But this budget certainly delivers for Big Business and the military, with new subsidies and tax breaks for the oil and gas sector, a $9 billion cut to spending including a $6 billion cut to program spending over 5 years, and deficit reduction plans that hinge on a “booming” economy to eliminate the $113.8 billion deficit by 2026.

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Mar 242022
 

The Liberal-NDP Pact announced this week contains a lot of promises that working people have been waiting for, for a long time. The Romanow Commission proposed more than 20 years ago and to wide acclaim, to expand universal Medicare to include pharmacare, dental care, vision, and long-term care.

The Liberal’s own Dr. Eric Hoskins proposed a universal, single-payer pharmacare system in 2019.

These were good ideas then, and they’re good ideas now. But regrettably for working people and for public health, that’s not what’s on the table.

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Mar 082022
 
Drawing of fists with red flag reading: International Women's Day

International Women’s Day, 2022

The continuing struggle for women’s and gender equality, peace and socialism

March 8, 2022 marks two years of a pandemic and economic crisis that has seen women losing ground in the struggle for social equality. Women in Canada have lost jobs at a higher rate than men, have lost hours of work, have lost wages and wage increases and have lost future pension income because of those reduced incomes. They have lost their childcare providers and the schools for their children and have often been required to bear these responsibilities in addition to their work – if they still have work. 

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Mar 082022
 
Graphic with text: L'avenir est féministe. Journé internationale des femmes 2022.

Le 8 mars 2022 marque deux ans depuis le début d’une pandémie et d’une crise économique qui ont fait perdre du terrain aux femmes dans la lutte pour l’égalité sociale. Au Canada, elles ont perdu leur emploi à un rythme plus élevé que les hommes, ont vu leurs heures de travail réduites, connu des pertes de salaires induisant ainsi la réduction de leurs pensions de retraite potentielles. La fermeture des services de garde et des écoles pour leurs enfants les ont forcées à assumer ces responsabilités en plus de leur travail – si elles travaillent encore.

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Mar 012022
 

Pour le rapatriement des soldats, contre la vente d’armes et d’équipements militaires du Canada et de l’OTAN vers l’Ukraine

Pour une résolution politique et pacifique

L’intervention militaire des forces russes en Ukraine a sérieusement augmenté les tensions dans la région, a travers l’Europe, et à l’international Elle a également accru le danger d’une confrontation entre lesdites “grande puissances”, voire même d’une guerre nucléaire. Cette action militaire doit prendre fin le plus vite possible et avec le minimum de pertes humaines, particulièrement au sein de la population civile. Une négociation politique pour mettre fin à cette crise est essentielle.

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Feb 252022
 
Image of wreckage from bomb with text: "No to war in Europe. Repatriate Canadian and NATO troops, arms and military equipment. Negotiate a Peaceful Solution."

Repatriate Canadian and NATO Troops, Arms, and Military Equipment

Negotiate a Peaceful Political Solution

The military incursion of Russian forces into Ukraine has seriously ratcheted up tensions in the region, across Europe and internationally, and increased the danger of ‘great power’ confrontation and even nuclear war. This military action must end as quickly as possible, and with minimum loss of lives, especially among the civilian population, and a negotiated political settlement to the crisis must be sought and secured.

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Feb 152022
 
Riot police in background with text overlayed: "No to the Emergencies Act, Defend Civil Liberties, Enforce Hate Laws"

Defend Civil Liberties – Enforce Hate Laws

News that the federal government has invoked the Emergencies Act to deal with the continuing occupation of Ottawa by the so-called truckers’ convoy led by far-right and fascist forces, may sound like a good idea to some, but it is a sledgehammer that will suspend the civil and democratic rights of everyone in Canada, effectively imposing martial law across the country. Though the Prime Minister promises to be selective in using the arbitrary powers he has acquired, the Emergency Act effectively suspends the Charter of Rights, eliminating civil and democratic rights in Canada.

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