Sep 222021

Personne ne voulait de cette campagne électorale déclenchée par les libéraux qui espéraient s’offrir un gouvernement majoritaire. En conséquence, nous nous retrouvons avec un autre gouvernement libéral minoritaire sans grand changement dans le rapport de forces au Parlement.

Les travailleur-euses ont répondu avec une colère légitime, refusant aux libéraux comme aux conservateurs la majorité qu’ils espéraient. La compétition entre ces deux partis à la solde des grandes entreprises a ignoré les conséquences réelles de la crise économique capitaliste : chômage de masse, crise du logement, augmentation des prix des aliments et de l’essence, croissance de la dette des ménages et la baisse des salaires nets ainsi que des conditions de vie, ce qui est le lot quotidien de millions de travailleur-euses. Ces partis ont également ignoré la nécessité urgente d’agir décisivement contre les changements climatiques, le danger de guerre nucléaire globale, le racisme, le génocide et le refus continuel de reconnaître le droit des nations à l’autodétermination.

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Sep 222021

The unwanted election campaign called by the Liberals to secure a majority government has resulted in another Liberal minority, and almost no change in the balance of forces in Parliament.

Working people responded with justified anger, denying both the Liberals and the Conservatives the majority each was so anxious to secure. The competition between these two Big Business parties ignored the very real consequences of the capitalist economic crisis:  mass unemployment, the housing crisis, rising prices on food and fuel, growing household debt, and falling real wages and living standards that millions of working people face every day. These parties also ignored the urgent need for decisive action on climate change, on the threat of global nuclear war, and on racism, genocide, and their continued refusal to recognize the right of nations to self-determination.

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Sep 162021

Communist Party leader Elizabeth Rowley called today for the Canadian government to immediately end the extradition process against Meng Wanzhou and allow her to return to her home and family in China. Ms. Meng, the chief financial officer of the Chinese high tech giant Huawei, was detained on December 1, 2018 by Canada Border Services Agency officers when she arrived at Vancouver International Airport. She has remained under house arrest ever since, while the B.C. Supreme Court conducts hearings to determine whether she will be extradited to the U.S. to face fraud charges in New York.

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Sep 022021

Vaccines are a key component in stopping the spread of COVID-19, protecting people’s health and recovering from the pandemic. The Communist Party of Canada has consistently called on governments to place people’s needs ahead of business interests and take decisive action against COVID-19, including full vaccination, to be achieved through access, education and engagement.

Clearly, however, federal and provincial governments have prioritized profits over people. They have consistently opened up sections of the economy before it was safe – and entirely refused to close others, such as mining – and, in process, have cost lives and facilitated the spread of the pandemic. From the beginning, corporations and their mouthpieces in government have used vaccines as cover for rushing to reopen the economy and return to profits.

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Aug 172021

The Communist Party of Canada will run 26 candidates in major cities across Canada on a platform of peace, climate justice, and a People’s Recovery.

“Canada urgently needs an independent Canadian foreign policy of peace and disarmament, withdrawal from NATO and NORAD, that upholds international law and rejects illegal US regime change and the overthrow of governments it doesn’t like”, said Communist Party leader Elizabeth Rowley today.

“We need to cut military spending by 75% and use that money to create jobs, build affordable social housing, build a universal public childcare system, fund post-secondary education and eliminate tuition for students,” she said. “That’s investing in our youth, in the future – not the horrors of war that could destroy the whole planet.”

Communists will also campaign for immediate reduction of carbon emissions, not by increasing the price of emissions as proposed by the Liberals, but by shuttering the fossil fuel industry and moving decisively to a publicly owned and democratically controlled renewable energy sector.   “Communists would guarantee the jobs and wages of workers displaced in the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.  Renewables will create far more jobs for workers than fossil fuels ever did,” said Rowley, adding “and it will not suffocate the planet – or trample the rights of Indigenous nations”.

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Aug 072021

A Pride 2021 statement by the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada, and the CPC Pride Commission

The Pride Commission, made up of queer comrades from across the country, is an advisory body in the CPC.

Pride is again happening during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Under the conditions of capitalism, the pandemic is imposing harsher conditions on queer people. The Communist Party of Canada stands with the Two-Spirit / Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Intersex / Queer + (2S/LGBTiQ+)  community as it resists attacks from rightwing forces. In Canada, many in the growing and diverse 2S/LGBTiQ+ community face impoverishment, homelessness, unemployment and poverty, in a harsh capitalist reality. A small privileged section of the queer community are being assimilated into the mainstream of capitalist society, at the price of less privileged 2S/LGBTiQ+ people and other exploited and oppressed people. 

‘Rainbow Capitalism’ is not the answer

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Jul 222021

Mettre fin au blocus illégal et inhumain

Le Parti communiste du Canada dénonce les efforts de déstabilisation contre Cuba qui ont eu lieu la semaine dernière, simultanément à Cuba et dans des villes hors du pays. Ces manifestations ont clairement bénéficié de l’appui et de la participation des États-Unis. 

Le Parti communiste du Canada exprime sa solidarité complète avec le peuple, le gouvernement et le Parti communiste cubains dans la défense de leur indépendance, leur souveraineté et leur révolution socialiste. Nous saluons les milliers de Cubains et de Cubaines révolutionnaires, y compris le président Miguel Díaz-Canel, qui sont descendus dans la rue pour mettre fin à cette provocation. 

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Jul 152021

Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne l’assassinat de Jovenel Moïse, président de facto d’Haïti, survenu dans la nuit du 6 au 7 juillet dernier par un commando de 28 mercenaires (26 de nationalité colombienne et 2 États-Uniens). Au-delà de l’intrigue politique à savoir qui a subventionné cet attentat, nous nous inquiétons du fait que cette opération ne fait que renforcer l’oligarchie réactionnaire locale en plus de justifier une nouvelle occupation militaire de la part des puissances impérialistes (notamment des pays membres du Core Group dont le Canada fait partie).

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Jul 122021

End the illegal and inhuman blockade of Cuba!

The Communist Party of Canada denounces this past weekend’s US-backed destabilization efforts in Cuba. It is clear that protests in Cuba and the simultaneous demonstrations in cities outside the country had the hand of the US behind them.

The Communist Party of Canada extends its full solidarity to the Cuban people, the Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba as they defend their independence, their sovereignty and their socialist revolution. We salute the thousands of revolutionary Cubans, including President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who took to the street on Sunday to end this latest provocation.

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Jul 072021

The appointment of long-time Inuit leader Mary Simon as the new Governor-General of Canada marks the first time that a person of Indigenous origin has held this office, as the formal representative in Canada of the British monarch. The fact that PM Justin Trudeau chose to recommend Simon for this position reflects the intense political pressure on his Liberal government to take action on the urgent issues faced by Indigenous peoples in Canada, such as dire poverty levels, high rates of incarceration and homelessness, inadequate access to education, health care and social services, and much more.

The Communist Party of Canada considers this appointment as a political move by the PM to give the impression that his government takes these issues seriously, since a federal election call is expected soon. Despite their previous election promises to implement the 94 Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the recommendations of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, the federal Liberals have been dragging their feet for years, making little progress on many of these specific and concrete measures. 

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