The Ontario Convention of the Communist Party of Canada condemns the recent arrests of land defenders on Wet’suwet’en territories. We stand in full solidarity in the fight for the rights of land and water defenders whether it be on Wet’suwet’en territory, Haudenosaunee territory at the 1492 Land Back reclamation or anywhere around the world where Indigenous peoples are struggling against capitalist dispossession.
The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) condemns the actions of the City of Toronto and Toronto Police in their removal of people residing in public parks and the use of brutality and repression against encampment residents and supporters.
The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) demands that the repression and provocations by the OPP targeting Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane end immediately. All attempts to construct housing on the territory must stop and the federal government must negotiate on an equal, nation-to-nation basis with the Haudenosaunee people Read more…
The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) stands in full solidarity with the ongoing actions of Black Lives Matter-Toronto and the struggle against racist policing and anti-Black racism in Ontario.
We salute the recent victories that were a result of a Black Lives Matter-Toronto’s March 19th-April 4th Tent City outside Police Headquarters in downtown Toronto. This bold and necessary action resulted in the reinstatement of the full length of Afrofest, which was previously cut in length due to anti-Black racism, and some commitments from Toronto City Hall and the Premier to review the Special Investigation Unit which is supposed to investigate murders, sexual assaults, and assault resulting in serious injuries perpetrated by the police.
BLM-TO has shown that unity and militancy can win, even in the face of police repression, cold weather, racist media reports, and intimidation from the racist far-right. This struggle, initiated by young Black organizers, involving broad sections of the Black community in Toronto, and also allies, including the labour movement and students, promises to continue. (more…)