Feb 152014


Thursday, February 27, 2014
7:00 pm

GCDO Hall ~ 290 Danforth Avenue (Chester subway)

“Black History Month must be updated for the 21st century. February should be the month that we redouble our struggle against imperialism and white supremacy, and for reparations for slavery, the slave trade and colonialism.”

Norman (Otis) Richmond, aka Jalali, grew up in Los Angeles. He left after refusing to fight in Vietnam because he felt that, like the Vietnamese, Africans in the USA were colonial subjects. Richmond moved to Toronto, where he cofounded the Afro American Progressive Association, one of the first Black Power organizations in Canada.

In 1992, Richmond received the Toronto Arts Award. He dedicated his award to Mumia AbuJamal, Assata Shakur, Geronimo Pratt, the African National Congress, and Fidel Castro and the people of Cuba.

Feb 122014

The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) is calling on the Ontario government to take immediate steps to develop a single, universal and secular, public education system in the province. The CPC (O) urges all progressives in Ontario to raise this demand, along with the introduction of a needs-based funding formula, as the most effective means for saving and improving public schools and delivering universal, quality public education.

Specifically, the Ontario government must end the public funding of the provincial Catholic school system. Governments have tried to justify this through references to constitutional education rights for Catholics. In reality, however, this is an outdated, regressive and discriminatory practice that the public cannot afford, from either a financial or a democratic viewpoint. Ontario is now the only province in Canada to publicly fund a parallel system of religious education. Continue reading »

Feb 022014

Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) leader, Elizabeth Rowley, is on a speaking tour of Ontario.  The tour is part of the Communist Party’s campaign for public auto insurance in Ontario.  Elizabeth will be speaking to people across the province about the huge corporate profits in the auto insurance industry, and the Communist Party’s to confront corporate power by putting auto insurance under public control.

Elizabeth’s scheduled tour stops include Brampton, Ottawa and Guelph, and there are more to come.  Please visit the Public Auto Insurance campaign site for more information.