By PV staff
Across New Brunswick, public sector workers in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have voted by an impressive 94 percent to strike against the Conservative provincial government of Blaine Higgs. The strike mandate was [...]
October 14 marks the 45th anniversary of the largest labour protest in this country’s history. On that day in 1976, one million workers put down their tools and walked out in protest in communities across Canada.
At issue was wage control [...]
The unwanted election campaign called by the Liberals to secure a majority government has resulted in another Liberal minority and almost no change to the balance of forces in Parliament.
Working people responded with justified anger, denying [...]
The long-awaited report of the Provincial Economic Recovery Team (PERT) was publicly released on May 6, just weeks before Newfoundland and Labrador’s Liberal government revealed its budget for 2021. The PERT, chaired by Dame Moya Greene, was widely [...]
BC budget commentary by the Communist Party of BC
In last October's election, John Horgan's NDP appealed for the votes of left-minded British Columbians. Without being shackled to their alliance with the Greens, went the argument, an NDP [...]
Far from transformative, the April 19 federal budget was yet another long list of big gifts to Big Business in Canada, along with vast sums for NATO, NORAD, fighter jets and warships, ensuring that the working class will pay for a profitable [...]
PV Alberta Bureau
To market its new budget, released on February 25, Alberta’s United Conservative government chose the image of a family flying down a hill on a toboggan. It’s an eerily appropriate choice – with its massive drop in healthcare [...]
The February 1 announcement that Sudbury, Ontario’s Laurentian University had gone bankrupt made front page headlines and sent shock waves across the country. There’s good reason for this – universities are public institutions, and they are supposed [...]
The Communist Party of Quebec (PCQ) is concerned about the alarming numbers of new cases of COVID-19 infection. With more than 2,500 cases daily for the past few days, there is a real danger of overloading our health care system to the point where [...]
The Ontario Tories have more than doubled the exemption from the Employer Health Tax (EHT) announced in the Ontario budget (and included in the budget bill), increasing it from $490,000 in payroll to $1 million. Currently, employers with payrolls [...]