By Stéphane Doucet
Montreal’s mythic status as a capital for culture, resistance and working-class power is slipping away as it loses ground to the forces of neoliberalism and ruling-class hegemony. At the center of this fall is the impact of [...]
The Parti communiste du Québec (PCQ) is denouncing Quebec’s new language bill as “a useless and divisive political maneuver” by the governing Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ). The PCQ warns that the real purpose of the legislation, Bill 96, An Act [...]
By Stéphane Doucet
Montreal dockworkers announced an unlimited general strike on April 23, and within a week the federal government violated their rights by forcing them back to work. The Liberals’ back-to-work legislation came into effect on [...]
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 [...]
On November 16, François Legault’s Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) government presented its “Plan for a Green Economy 2030” to the people of Quebec. It’s considered long overdue by the environmental movement, the trade unions and everyone who fears [...]
The Communist Party of Quebec (PCQ, national section of the Communist Party of Canada) issued a statement on October 3 condemning the systemic racism surrounding the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan. The 37-year-old Attikamekw woman and mother of [...]
Labour, democratic, civil and equality rights in the crosshairs
October marks 50 years since the October crisis of 1970, during which PM Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act, suspended civil and democratic rights across Canada and sent [...]
Home-based day care workers in Québec are fighting to bring up their wages and see their crucial work properly recognized and respected by the provincial government and Québécois society as a whole.
10,000 home-based day care workers affiliated [...]
“Social Solidarity” or social regulation?
By Jason Johnson
In 2002 the Quebec National Assembly adopted the Act to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion. This law obliges the Quebec government to establish a national strategy including [...]
After nearly two years of negotiations and a few short strikes over the course of the summer, 1100 dockworkers at the Port of Montreal began an unlimited general strike on August 10. Only a few of them will be working, as part of an agreement to [...]