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 Read more…
Unity Can Stop the Tory Cuts!
The federal government’s unilateral decision to eliminate home delivery, jack postal rates, and cut thousands of jobs at Canada Post is a massive attack on one of Canada’s ‘flagship’ public services. This ‘reform’ has nothing to do with “modernizing” our postal services; rather, it is a central part of the overall agenda of the Conservatives and their big business patrons to privatize public services and to attack the rights and interests of organized workers. The Communist Party of Canada joins with postal workers, the rest of the labour movement and many community allies in condemning this action, and calls for the widest mobilization possible to force the Harper government to cancel its implementation. (more…)
Syria: The Ongoing Imperialist Drive to War and the Need for Anti-war Mobilizing
The imperialist drive to launch a military attack on Syria, which was rapidly accelerating only weeks ago, has been temporarily forced back. This is a victory for the forces of peace and solidarity, but the danger of escalation and direct intervention remain very high. The Communist Party of Canada calls on all peace and anti-war organizations to continue organizing and mobilizing to prevent aggression against Syria.
The US-led effort to blame the Al-Assad government for chemical attacks against civilians, and to use the incident as a pretext for launching direct military action, could not gain traction in the UN Security Council. These efforts failed, in part, through a combination of global public opposition, the commitments of Russia and China to block any approval for military strikes, and the rapid international isolation of the United States and the small handful of its allies, including Canada, which favoured a military strike. (more…)