Four years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on all levels of government in Canada to fully implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
With the introduction of Bill 41, the [...]
When is an NGO not an NGO? Certainly, when it is Washington’s National Endowment for Democracy, founded in 1983 by Ronald Reagan, generously funded by Congress, and enthusiastically boosted by the likes of the Washington Post, the Clintons and the [...]
Sixty years ago, Communist leader Tim Buck thundered against the myth that military spending creates jobs and prosperity. As Pacific Tribune reported, Buck “quoted figures to show that it was the profit motive and not concern about unemployment that [...]
Now that the votes are all counted, it’s clear that once again a majority of electors voted defensively, using their ballots to stave off a Big Business majority government. Given the hard drive to the right by the Tories and the Peoples Party, a [...]
A few years ago, a friend of mine posted a beautiful graphic on her Facebook feed. It said, amongst other things, that “Transwomen are Women” - something she didn’t think was contentious. She was totally unprepared for the onslaught [...]
It is a uniquely Canadian tradition that a finance minister wears a new pair of shoes when delivering a budget. While the origins of the tradition are unclear, several politicians have played with it to make a political point: Jim Flaherty resoled [...]
As the votes were being counted on October 21, it quickly became clear that the NDP was not going to see its much anticipated (and expected) breakthrough in Toronto. For the last two weeks of the campaign, polls consistently suggested that New [...]
Throughout this election campaign, opinion polls projected the probability of a minority government. It was a scenario that many progressives anticipated with relish, in the hopes that it would provide a strong opportunity for the labour and [...]
Despite efforts by the peace movement the discussion of peace in this election has been quite limited. International affairs are not on the list of topics for all candidates’ debates and are certainly not at the center of discussion on [...]
Think of academic work and you probably have an image of a professor, snuggled in a cardigan in a charmingly cluttered office enjoying a glass of brandy while pontificating through a well-paid tenured position and into a lucrative pension.
According to the 2016 Census, 1.7 million households across Canada – 13% of the total – live in what the government refers to as “core housing need.” This term is applied to situations in which people spend more than 30% of household income on [...]
During my second year of university, I was exposed for the first time to mass, extra-parliamentary political campaigning.
It was the fall of 1988, and the “Free Trade Election” was on. Of course, the main electoral contenders had lots to say [...]
Time to dump Freeland and her hawkish policies
In 2015, the Trudeau Liberals ran on a vague anti-war platform that emphasized peacekeeping. However, the last four years have seen an escalation in militarism and Canada’s involvement in US-led regime [...]
The mainstream parties in the 2019 federal election are all, it seems, claiming to be feminist. But are they really committed to implementing programs that will help achieve equality for women and gender oppressed people?
Here, we look at the [...]
Working class Manitobans are in for the fight of their lives, against 4 more years of neoliberal austerity from Brian Pallister’s Conservatives.
Fresh from winning a majority in the provincial election, Pallister announced on September 18 his [...]
One hundred trade union delegations from around the world gathered in Damascus on September 8-9, for the Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers. The purpose of the meeting was to build opposition to imperialist [...]
A working class candidate with a lifelong record as an active supporter of trade union rights will not be allowed to take part in a federal election candidates forum being held in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway.
Kimball Cariou is the candidate [...]
Since assuming office in December, the new social democratic government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has demonstrated that it differs little from previous right-wing governments and is committed to the neoliberal capitalist model that has led to [...]
Almost every party claims to have a workable climate plan, but what will it really take to confront the crisis? Here, we look at Canada’s carbon emissions and ask what it means to achieve a meaningful reduction.
The goal is to cut emissions in [...]
By James Chumsa and Lia Sommer
On Friday, March 15 over one million young students from around the world walked out of class to demand that their governments take serious action against climate change. The global student strike for climate was [...]
Hiroshima Day Event
Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the Doukhobor Discovery Center, 112 Heritage Way
Nagasaki Day Event
Friday, August 9 at 1 PM in Gyro Park. Come hear a [...]
In the past year, two community-based reports have been released in Toronto that document the growing crises created by capitalism, especially through the rapid growth of temporary employment agencies.
According to Deena Ladd from the Workers’ [...]
In April a Japanese newspaper revealed a policy document purportedly detailing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s economic strategy for the 2016-2020 period.
The text’s authors stressed the need to step-up technological development, [...]
Sawmill workers across Vancouver Island have been picketing for a fair contract with Western Forest Products since the Canada Day long weekend. The strike by 3000 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 is in opposition to WFP's proposed [...]
Does winning World War II and the Cold War mean never having to say you’re sorry? Is there any reason for the United States to apologize to Japan for atomizing Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Defenders of the US action counter that the bomb actually [...]
The Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada has issued a statement condemning the ongoing foreign belligerence and escalating drive to war against Iran. The Party demands that the Canadian government take immediate action to [...]
Special to PV
Bombardier’s recent announcement that it will cut 550 jobs at its Thunder Bay Rail Transportation facility has sparked outrage within labour, community and political circles. It has reignited the debate around public takeover of [...]
Three years ago, after years of threats, the B.C. Liberal government fired the entire Vancouver School Board just as the trustees were about to meet to fulfill their legal requirement to adopt a balanced budget for the 2016-17 school term. The real [...]
Here’s a wake-up call about the importance of the socialist media: the federal Conservative Party has broken Canadian political fundraising records, taking in a total of $8 million during the first quarter of 2019. The working class desperately [...]
More than three decades of neo-liberalism and austerity have thrown billions of people into unemployment, poverty, and precarious work. While the TNCs ramped up enormous super-profits and the rich grew ever richer, governments and public [...]
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