The Ford government’s stated reason for removing 7,400 acres of land from the Greenbelt protection was to build 50,000 homes in order to alleviate the housing crisis. This was a lie and a scam. These lands were removed to provide developers with massive profits – there is no evidence that this land was ever needed to confront the housing crisis, and whether homes were ever built at all was always a secondary consideration.(more…)
Time to reverse Ford’s climate killing policies Fight for action for environmental justice and jobs! Ontario and the planet are in the midst of a massive climate and environmental crisis. The effects of this include more frequent severe weather events such as storms, floods, droughts and heat waves; increased risk Read more…
The Ontario Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Canada supports these climate actions and
encourages all labour and progressive organizations to mobilize for them. The Communist Party calls for a comprehensive green economic plan, based around public ownership.
The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) has produced a comprehensive submission to Ontario’s 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations, calling explicitly for an end to austerity and privatization, and demanding a budget for full employment, expanded public services, equality, and progressive tax reform.
WHEREAS the shop steward of Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 217, a key union activist, was laid off by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) on Valentine’s Day, 2017; and
WHEREAS the shop steward’s job was maintaining publicly accessible maps and data, which is key information for tracking protected wetlands at Thundering Waters Forest, the site of Paradise, a $1 billion private development project which includes luxury housing at a time when Niagara and Ontario have a housing crisis; and
WHEREAS large public protests as well information pickets by OPSEU Local 217 have taken place over problems with the NPCA’s governance; and (more…)