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Justice for Haitian refugees: Montreal action condemns US administration

Mistreatment of Haitian refugees in Del Rio, Texas

Solidarité Québec-Haiti and Debout pour la dignité organized a protest in Montreal on Saturday, September 25 to vehemently denounce U.S. racism against Haitians, as well as the deportations that are in violation of international law. The MLPC joined the demonstration and called on all Quebeckers and Canadians to join the denunciation and demand justice for Haitian refugees.

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All-India Strike/Bharat Bandh – Support the just struggle of the Indian farmers!

An All-India shutdown will take place on Monday, September 27 to mark the first anniversary of the three controversial farm laws passed by Parliament. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called for the All-India shutdown, supported by trade unions, farmers’ associations, youth, teachers, labourers and others, as well as opposition political parties and many state governments.

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Discussion. Problems with Party Government

At one get-together with MLPC leader Anna Di Carlo, a participant asked whether proposals to allow “free votes” by Members of Parliament might be a solution. Anna shared her knowledge about proposals that have been made in the direction of lessening party control of the House of Commons, with some adopted but never really implemented, such as party caucus members exercising control over the party leader.

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Reject attempts to spin an ignominious defeat into a win for the Liberals and for Canadians

Canadians got a dangerous status quo on election night. It indicates that it is up to the working people, women, youth and Indigenous peoples, Inuit, Metis and the people of Quebec to step up political organizing work to turn things around in their favour.

For $600 million and counting Canadians got a dangerous status quo on the night of the election. Initial reports of the 44th general election results are said to be Liberals: 158 (up one); Conservatives 119 (down three); NDP 25 (up one); Bloc Québécois 34 (up two) and Green Party two (down one). Mail-in ballots are yet to be counted. Once they are counted reports indicate it could affect the outcome in 18 ridings but will not change the fact that the next government will be a Liberal minority.

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100th Anniversary of Battle of Blair Mountain, W. Virginia – August 25-September 2, 1921

Remembering the heroic miners of the Battle of Blair Mountain

The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada remembers with great affection the workers throughout North America who have given their lives, been injured or sent to prison in the many battles for the dignity of labour and for a nation-building project to build the new without class oppression and exploitation.

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The spunkiest candidate in Atlantic Canada

Here is an interview with the spunkiest candidate in Atlantic Canada. Nikki Boisvert is running in Sydney-Victoria in Cape Breton for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada. Her deeds are definitely louder than her words but her words are very good too. A talented artist, she has a key chain for sale “We are not things!”

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Support the Youth to Demand Meaningful Action on Climate Change – Global Strike, September 24

All Out to Humanize the Natural and Social Environment!

Youth all over the world have called a global strike to oppose climate change for Friday, September 24, 2021. As of September 14, there are 55 actions taking place across Canada. This is a continuation of the weekly strikes organized by youth and students around the world since 2018 to demand meaningful action on climate change and for youth and working people the world over to work for profound political change and their own empowerment so that they can build a bright future.

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20th Anniversary of 9/11 – All Out to Make Canada a Zone for Peace and Establish an Anti-War Government!

Virtual Meeting
On the War on Terror, Invasion of Afghanistan and
Repercussions for International Rule of Law

Sun. Sept. 12 — 1:00-4:00 pm EDT
To register e-mail mlpc@cpcml.ca

On this day, the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada expresses its deepest sympathies to the relatives of all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on the United States. It expresses its highest regards for the herculean feats carried out by the rescue workers and condolences to the families of rescue workers who perished.

The Party pays homage to the countless numbers who have been killed in the so-called “war on terror” unleashed by the administration of George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11 and carried out by subsequent U.S. administrations. The Party condemns the role played by the government of Canada and other U.S. “allies” and the NATO aggressive military alliance led by the United States in the aftermath of 9/11.

On this occasion, we also recall the atrocities carried out against the people of Chile as a result of the U.S. coup d’etat against that sister nation in 1973. We express our deepest sympathies and respect for all the relatives of those killed and disappeared in that country and in Argentina and other sister nations as a result of Operation Condor and the subsequent dirty wars in Central America. To this day, the U.S. continues to carry out similar crimes in the name of high ideals and Canada plays the role of handmaiden. It must not pass!

The MLPC reiterates its opposition to the use of torture, rendition to torture, indefinite detention, indefinite states of exception, “security certificates,” imposition of unreasonable limits on civil liberties and sanctions regimes. We express our support and sympathies to all who have suffered egregiously at the hands of those who justify such practices in the name of high ideals and have usurped the power to act with impunity.

On this occasion, we salute the peoples of Canada and the world who have fought and continue to fight against war and for justice and the affirmation of rights. We reiterate our commitment to support and contribute to the resistance of the peoples of the world to imperialist wars of aggression and occupation led by the U.S. imperialists and their aggressive NATO alliance in which Canada is a war party.

On this day, most important is to take a stand which clearly upholds the experience of the peoples of this country and the entire world that Our Security Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All and that we need anti-war governments. After all the crimes committed against the peoples of the world, after the total defeat of the stated objectives of committing aggression against Afghanistan as well as other countries, after it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that economic sanctions are acts of war which violate human rights and contribute to the commission of genocide against entire peoples, the U.S. imperialists and their appeasers in Canada act as if they have emerged successful, as if their missions are righteous. They think their performance in Afghanistan provides convincing proof that the peoples of the world should submit to the U.S. as the indispensable nation.

The many documentaries and memorials on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 show the crimes the U.S. has committed. They underscore Canada’s dirty role in appeasing the U.S. and carrying out the crimes itself.

Canadians have honourably fought against all mandates to act with impunity, all wars of aggression and justifications for the commission of crimes in the name of high ideals. They have stood fast against renditions to torture, the Guantanamo torture centre and all black ops. They have opposed and continue to oppose the use of so-called security certificates and violations of civil and human rights, criminal sanctions regimes and demagogy in the name of democracy, peace and freedom in order to serve narrow private interests.

This fight is far from over. The MLPC calls on all working people to embark on a clear path which gives rise to an anti-war government in this country and makes Canada a zone for peace.

Montreal anti-war demonstration March 22, 2003, one of many across Canada and around the world against U.S. wars of aggression and occupation.

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20th Anniversary of 9/11 – Virtual Meeting

On the War on Terror, Invasion of Afghanistan and Repercussions for International Rule of Law

Sunday, September 12
1:00-4:00 pm EDT

Organized by the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

The meeting will be held on Zoom and will begin with brief presentations,
followed by open mic.

To register: Send an e-mail to mlpc@cpcml.ca with your name and e-mail address. If you would like to present on the topic of the meeting, please indicate that as well.

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‘Leaders’ debates’ hope to declare a winner

With 12 days to election day, exclusionary “leaders’ debates” will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. The Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau is vying with the Conservative Party’s Erin O’Toole to lead the next government.

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Violations of right to an informed vote: self-serving use of polling and ‘voting tools’

It seems likely that the main purpose of pre-election polls is not to evaluate public opinion but to try to change it.

The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC) has received several questions and complaints from readers about how polling is used to disinform the polity, violate the right to an informed vote and manipulate election results. Polling is used to spread rumours and disinformation and then ask people questions about themselves. Poll results are proven inaccurate time and again. Why are they given such prominence during elections? Who pays for polls? Who makes decisions as to when they are released during elections?

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Labour Day 2021 – All Out for Democratic Renewal to Defend the Rights of All!

The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada sends greetings to the workers across the country and salutes their struggles for wages and working conditions which protect their health and safety, affirm the rights of all and demand equal rights and status for all workers.

This Labour Day the MLPC expresses profound gratitude to the working people in every sector of the economy for fighting to make sure the lives of all are protected under the conditions of the COVID pandemic which is not over.

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Twenty days left in the campaign

There are 20 days left in the 44th General Election and the results are not predictable at this time. In Canada there is no such thing as an informed vote. Canadians are told that they elect representatives but it is neither they nor individual Members of Parliament (MPs) who set the agenda. Far from it, powerful private narrow interests intervene in the election to favour a cartel party which they figure will best represent them and claim it has a mandate from the people. The so-called leaders’ debates, which are touted as the crucial event of an election to inform the electorate on what the parties stand for, are a prime example of the violation of an informed vote. Only the parties that the ruling class have decided merit attention are present and the rest are not only marginalized but then, to add insult to injury, this is justified by calling them fringe!

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Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada fields 36 candidates

44th General Election

Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada Fields 36 Candidates

The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC), the name under which the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) is registered with Elections Canada, is fielding 36 candidates in the 44th General Election.

The 22 women and 14 men are working people from various sectors of the economy in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. They work to smash the silence over conditions of work and life. They take stands which encourage everyone to speak in their own name to turn things around in favour of the working people. They reject illusions that cartel parties and party government, over which they exercise no control, will rule in the people’s favour.

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Renewal Update

On October 15, the Collectif régional de lutte à l’itinérance en Outaouais held the 19th Night of the Homeless at Fontaine Park in Gatineau.

Note to Readers

(Updated November 4) For the information of readers, we are publishing an ongoing index linking to articles published by Renewal Update, news bulletin of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC). It is the sole political party in Canada that publishes its own regular media in both official languages.

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Hands off Mike Sack and all Mi’kmaq fishers!

Hold the Trudeau Government Accountable for Violence Against Indigenous Peoples

Chief Mike Sack is the courageous leader of the Sipekne’katik First Nation of the sovereign Mi’kmaq people. He was illegally arrested and taken in for questioning following a press conference August 17 at which he announced his community will resume their self-regulated fishery. Like all previous federal governments, the Trudeau government refuses to recognize the hereditary rights of the Mi’kmaq to fish, or their sovereignty. The fact is that the Mi’kmaq do not have to ask Canada’s permission to fish as they have responsibly done for millennia.

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Cartels, coalitions and the need for people to take up the work for democratic renewal

Interview with MLPC Leader Anna Di Carlo

Anna Di Carlo

Following the “leaders’ debate” which was staged at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 7 by a media consortium with the participation of only 6 of the 21 parties registered with Elections Canada, Renewal Update interviewed the leader of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC) Anna Di Carlo on the debate and related matters of concern. The transcript is posted below. Continue reading

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Federal election: In with the New, Out with the Old: Championing the Cause of Democratic Renewal

In this election, workers, women and youth in many cities, towns and communities, as well as in colleges and universities, are organizing forums for people to express their own concerns. They are determined to not fall prey to the exclusionary politics of the parties which form a cartel party system. Continue reading

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Make Canada a Zone for Peace! The losses we mourn on 9/11, the challenges we accept

The writ for the federal election was dropped on September 11, the 18th anniversary of the day the terrorist attacks took place on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and elsewhere. Prime Minister Trudeau in his opening campaign speech mourned the loss of life on that day. Continue reading

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Labour Day 2019: Uphold the Dignity of Labour! Defend the Rights of All!

The Workers’ Centre of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada greets the workers on this Labour Day. Today, as never before, the severe crisis in which the democracy is mired reveals that the future of the society and its security lie in the workers leading the fight in defence of the rights of all! Continue reading

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In 2019, let everyone take up politics of social responsibility and speak in their own name

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Statement of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), January 1, 2019

In 2019, CPC(M-L) is calling on everyone to take up politics of social responsibility and speak in their own name. On our part, on the basis that accountability begins at home, the Party is taking measures to further strengthen the work to produce TML Weekly, Workers’ Forum and various other publications as well as paying specific attention to crucial fronts of work. This includes first and foremost the work for political renewal which will focus on defining the modern democratic personality and politics of social responsibility. It includes the work to make sure the working people are able to speak in their own name and do not get silenced or criminalized by the measures put in place to marginalize and dismiss their concerns. The Party also joins efforts which contribute to humanizing the social and natural environment as well as the fight to affirm the hereditary rights of the Indigenous peoples and end their dispossession and all other injustices against them. We note in particular the workers’ struggles being waged nationally in every province and in Quebec against the escalation of the anti-social offensive. We note that attempts to blame the people for the problems they face and for racist and anti-environment prejudices are being put to rest by the struggles of the working people which lay the claims they must for what belongs to them by right. Continue reading

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Event. Who decides the conception of rights

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Prime minister’s infantile behaviour

Cartoon-graphic.Bourg-01-01The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada pointed out shortly after the 2015 federal election that one of the biggest frauds of the election was the fabrication of “a cartoon anti-politics champion in the form of Justin Trudeau” who was said to represent a “movement for change.”

The way the Liberal government in power pushes this distinct version of anti-politics for purposes of keeping the people deprived of control over decision-making cannot fail to have an effect in the House of Commons and on the government itself. In fact, not only does Prime Minister Trudeau not represent a “movement for change,” his CV would seem to indicate he has never even been part of any political movement at all. Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal: the issues, the method, the opposition

Indepth report by Renewal Update, May 25, 2016

Demonstrations at hearings oppose the deal

The people’s opposition is deepening the legitimacy crisis of the institutions which advocate the neo-liberal agenda and the parties which champion it. Their attempt to use public consultations to give legitimacy to a neo-liberal free trade deal that has already been negotiated and signed behind the backs of Canadians is seriously at risk. In every city where the government’s consultations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have been held, Canadians inside and outside pointed out that far from upholding trade on the basis of mutual benefit, the TPP puts trade further under the domination of global monopolies in pursuit of their own private interests. It is a nation-wrecking agreement that attacks the right of Canadians to sovereign decision-making power. Continue reading

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April 28 — National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

Mourn for the Dead! Fight for the Living! Stop the Killing!

Workers’ memorials across the country. Left to right: Pictou, Nova Scotia monument to those killed in Westray mine disaster; Sudbury Miners Memorial; Edmonton Day of Mourning workers’ memorial; BC forestry workers’ memorial park. Below: memorial in Kanesatake to the workers who died in the 1907 collapse of the Quebec Bridge.

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MLPC deliberates on problems facing Canadians post-election

The candidates and campaign teams of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC) held get-togethers in different parts of the country on October 25 to begin discussion on the significance of the election results and on the work for empowerment under the conditions of a Liberal majority. Continue reading

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Nothing free about this ‘free election’

corporate mediaThe ruling class is divided over whether to have a Harper government or a Liberal government. Despite this, by the looks of it, the majority of the mouthpieces of its contending factions are hoping for a Liberal majority. One is even calling for a Harper government but without Harper! The only thing certain is that none of them are calling for an NDP government! In fact, they are pinning their hopes on the social forces they command in the workers’ and people’s movement wiping the NDP out in order to achieve the Liberal win in the election. Continue reading

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MLPC Program in Ojibwe

Sign on the territory of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation.

Sign on the territory of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation.

As a resident of Ojibwe country (Grey Highlands) for the past four years, I am proud to repost the following announcement:

“Today the MLPC is posting its program inNishnaabemwin/Ojibwe, with profound appreciation to the Elder whose efforts brought this to us.

“Ojibwe is a language of the Indigenous peoples of North America, spoken in six provinces of Canada and several U.S. states. With upwards of 45,000 speakers, Ojibwe is the second most commonly spoken Indigenous language in Canada after Cree. The program posted today is in the Manitoulin Island regional version of the language, Nishnaabemwin, also known as the Odawa dialect. Nishnaabemwin and Anishinaabemowin, the more general term for Ojibwe mean “speaking the native language.”

Ojibwe-speaking peoples are active today to defend their language and culture and increase education in the language, including giving Canadians the opportunity to learn it.”

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Zero tolerance for barbaric acts of the Harper government!

The Harper Conservatives have gone beyond the pale, announcing they would establish a “tip line” to goad people to report their neighbours if they suspect them of “barbaric cultural practices.” Their aim is to divide the polity and justify what cannot be justified. PEGGY ASKIN

Peggy Askin is the MLPC candidate for Calgary Midnapore.

Peggy Askin is the MLPC candidate for Calgary Midnapore.

Jason Kenney Minister of Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism was one of the main figures pushing the Conservatives’ Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act adopted June 16, 2015. In speaking about it in Parliament, Kenney first said that there is a problem that people refuse to leave behind their “barbaric cultural practices” when they come to Canada. He then used this allegation to say that immigrants have a “duty to integrate” into Canadian society. What he was suggesting is there is no problem of violence against women in Canada, only that brought by immigrants. Instead of taking measures to end violence against women and increase the safety of women at risk, passions are inflamed and communities singled out for scrutiny. None of this actually deals with the issue of violence against women. Continue reading

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Nepean – Q & A from Electors: What are the principles the party uses to distinguish good from bad, right from wrong, progress from regress?

Q: What principle(s) do you use to tell the difference between good and bad, right and wrong, progress and regress?

A: The question is philosophical dealing with one’s approach to life. The Marxist-Leninist approach can be summed up as concrete analysis of concrete conditions. MLPC encourages everyone to be thinking Canadians. Life is in constant change, development and motion; the ability to analyse life in motion is key. Otherwise, a tendency develops to become ossified, stale and dogmatic, and fall back on what exists but no longer represents what is necessary. Continue reading

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