Solidarity with TTC workers!

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union local 113 have set a strike date of Friday June 7, if their negotiations do not reach a tentative agreement. This is an important milestone in the lives of  nearly 14,000 TTC workers who until recently, did not have the right to strike. However, in a huge victory for these workers and all workers, the Ontario Superior Court and the Court of Appeal have ruled that the 2011 legislation (TTC Read more…

Ontario Provincial Committee – Political Report

The attack on working people’s living standards deepens The steep decline in working people’s standard of living continues in Ontario. With core inflation at 3.9% in 2023, prices on basic necessities such as food, fuel and rent are soaring, while wages fall behind. The price of a food basket rose 7.8% while food insecurity rose and food banks struggled to keep up with demand. Children make up 33% of food bank users while only representing Read more…

Toronto’s New Budget: A compromise to the Right, a giveaway to police

After months of consultation, deputations, and debate, Olivia Chow has passed her first budget as Mayor. While Chow was able to successfully staunch the bleeding on city services, temporarily slowing the absolute decline of the basic functions of the city working people rely on, it comes at the cost of political capitulation to the corporate class by giving huge increases to police, and forcing working people to foot the bill. The new budget, approved by Read more…

Stop Ontario’s new mandatory anti-Communist curriculum!

The Communist Party condemns the Ontario government’s move to make anti-Communist propaganda a mandatory part of the Grade 10 curriculum. This attempt to rewrite history, which pretends to educate students about a genocide, comes only months after the Canadian Parliament applauded a veteran of the Nazi Waffen SS and while the provincial and federal governments are actively supporting a genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. This new curriculum pretends to defend democracy while it is actually Read more…

Toronto’s “New Deal” alleviates symptoms, leaves root causes unaddressed

The Toronto Committee of the Communist Party calls for needs-based statutory funding for the city of Toronto to provide good quality public services, free transit, reverse privatization, and expand rent-geared-to-income social housing in the city. While the so-called ‘new deal’ negotiated with the Province takes some of the most intense pressures off the city, it does nothing to address the root causes of the decay at Toronto’s core. It is undeniable that the Don Valley Read more…