Roll-back job-killing interest rates

 Posted on February 1, 2023
Feb 012023
 
Laid off office worker with text "Roll-back job-killing intresest rates!"

The Bank of Canada hiked interest rates  to 4.5% in January – the 8th hike in 11 months – even though previous hikes have shown that while the impact on inflation is minimal, the impact on the working class, the young and the poor is devastating.  Real wages and living standards are falling dramatically, as the cost of mortgages and loans have sky-rocketed, along with the credit card debt which ensures Canada will continue to have the highest levels of household debt of any OECD country. This is a sure-fire way to drive the country into deep recession, creating mass unemployment, and even more downward pressure on wages and pensions, public services and social programs.

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Jan 302023
 

Ontario’s Tory government has just announced it will create a two-tier healthcare system in the province: one, a private-for profit system which is expected to thrive off the funding and staffing diverted from the public system; and the other, the chronically under-funded and under-staffed universal public system of Medicare which will be further impoverished and in critical condition, if this legislation is not stopped.

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Jan 202023
 

The Communist Party of Canada denounces the government of Canada’s drive to war

The Canadian state continues their march to war with the purchase of eighty-eight F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin for the Canadian Armed Forces with a price tag of at least $70 billion (some analyst are predicting the cost will be over $90 billion), as well as 200 armoured vehicles at a cost of $90 million from Roshel and an over $400 million surface to air missile system from Raytheon for their war in Ukraine.

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Jan 112023
 

The Communist Party of Canada demands the immediate release of the democratically elected President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, as well as an end to the military and police repression against the forces of progress. Since December 7, the popular masses have risen up against a palace coup that forced his removal from office and his arrest. This uprising has gained remarkable momentum among all the popular forces, combining general strikes, demonstrations and even the occupation of the airport in Arequipa, the country’s second city. 

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Jan 112023
 

Le Parti communiste du Canada exige la libération immédiate du Président démocratiquement élu du Pérou, Pedro Castillo, ainsi que la fin de la répression militaire et policière à l’encontre des forces de progrès. Depuis le 7 décembre dernier, les masses populaires se sont levées contre un coup de palais ayant forcé sa destitution et son arrestation. Ce soulèvement a pris une ampleur remarquable auprès de l’ensemble des forces populaires alliant grèves générales, manifestations et même l’occupation de l’aéroport d’Arequipa, deuxième ville du pays.

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No Foreign Intervention of Any Kind in Haiti!

 Posted on November 9, 2022
Nov 092022
 

As the crisis becomes more and more imminent, the Communist Party of Canada opposes any attempt to intervene in Haiti and calls on all political, trade union and democratic organizations to show their solidarity with the Haitian people by defending the sovereignty and the integrity of this Caribbean country.

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Nov 092022
 

Alors que celle-ci devient de plus en plus imminente, le Parti communiste du Canada s’oppose à toute tentative d’intervention en Haïti et appelle toutes les organisations politiques, syndicales et démocratiques à témoigner de leur solidarité envers le peuple haïtien en défendant leur souveraineté et l’intégrité de ce pays des Antilles.

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Nov 082022
 

Yesterday Ontario education workers, members of CUPE, declared victory as the Ontario government agreed to rescind its strike-breaking Bill 28 and the invocation of the Constitution’s Notwithstanding Clause, which was the legal basis for the Bill. Bill 28 eliminated the union’s free collective bargaining rights, imposed the government’s final offer on the union, eliminated the union’s right to strike, and set a precedent for strike-breaking legislation that could be replicated across Canada. 

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Nov 072022
 

The Constitution’s Notwithstanding Clause was a sop to provincial governments in western Canada opposed to the Constitutional recognition of a strong federal government with power and authority greater than that of the provinces and territories over such things as the implementation of a national energy policy and equalization payments, to sign on to the new Constitution in 1982. The clause gave the provinces the power to override the Constitution, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It also isolated Quebec which refused to support the new Constitution because Quebec’s status as a nation within Canada, and its right to national self-determination up to and including its right to secession, was denied. Indigenous rights and the rights of Acadians were also denied.

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Nov 012022
 

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada condemns recent attacks on public healthcare and calls its members and friends to join public healthcare coalitions to defend and expand healthcare so it is fully public and universal.

Canada’s collapsing public healthcare repeatedly made cross-Canada news media during the summer of 2022 as emergency rooms closed and exhausted healthcare workers told the public that the system was stretched to the limit. Across the country there are record job vacancies for healthcare workers, record wait times for hospital beds and surgeries and more and more lives are being lost as corners are cut and health services become increasingly inaccessible.

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