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Declining voter turnout gives evidence of government legitimacy crisis

Results of the 44th Federal Elections | Anna Di Carlo

Elections Canada has released validated results for the September 20 Federal Election. With mail-in ballots having been counted, the seat count stands at Liberals, 159; Conservatives, 119; Bloc Québécois, 33; NDP, 25 and Green Party, 2.

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The need to fund the democratic process not the parties

Parliamentary Budget Office’s free ride to the cartel parties: “an average of $780,000 of unaccounted funds per party, folks” | Anna Di Carlo

A major issue facing the polity and electorate is that the democratic process is not funded but the cartel parties are. Despite spending limits imposed on the parties and candidates and controls over contributions to political parties so that elections are not seen to be influenced by money and powerful interests, the trough of cartel party state subsidies is bottomless.

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January 6 events in the US: An event that lays the groundwork for increased police powers

From the Biden forces the efforts are now to portray the events of January 6 as an “epiphany,” a revelation. January 6 is the Christian celebration of the Epiphany that ends the 12 days of Christmas with the coming of the three wise men, the Magi. “On this day of revelation, let us pray that this instigation to violence will provide an epiphany for our country to heal,” said Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. President-Elect Joe Biden also spoke of an epiphany after the November election | ANNA DI CARLO

Within minutes of the January 6 breach of the Capitol Building by protesters incited by Trump’s claim that victory in the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen from him, there was a widespread description of the event as an “insurrection” by media personalities and elected officials. This represents a departure from the normal vocabulary of the ruling elite to categorize protests in which violence erupts. Continue reading

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Prospects of a federal election

By Anna Di Carlo

As 2021 gets underway, Canadians are being assaulted with the prospect that a federal election could be unleashed against them at any time. The machinery of polling firms, think-tanks, media and pundits controlled by the Liberal faction currently in power has been in action for some time saying how popular they are and that they deserve a majority to pay the rich and integrate Canada into the U.S. war machine under U.S. President Biden, unencumbered by being a minority government. The other factions within the ruling class are gearing up their own electoral machines to contest power in a manner which favours their own fortunes. Continue reading

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50th anniversary of War Measures Act (III) – State-sanctioned Black Ops and cover-ups

Third of a series on the issues and goals of the “October Crisis” and the forces in motion, reposted from TML Weekly.

Police attack demonstration led by CPC(M-L) activists outside the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, March 3, 1971. The demonstration supports the Quebec people and opposes the attacks launched on them by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s government.

By Anna Di Carlo

There are many official as well as media accounts of crimes committed against Canadians, Quebeckers and Indigenous peoples by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Some of the crimes are left out of the accounts altogether; others are said to be unacceptable aberrations or necessary despite the violations of rights. All in all, it is said that such crimes belong to the past or even that they have contributed to strengthening our democracy. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was created in 1984 to, allegedly, “collect intelligence but not pass to action” and thus we were to believe that the days of the dirty deeds of the RCMP were over. Of course, it is not true that after 1984 the security services stopped violating the rights of the people. These include cover-up of their involvement in the 1985 Air India disaster. Since 9/11, every manner of excuse has been given to violate rights with impunity. Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act 2015 extends powers to CSIS to allow it to conduct activities that resemble those of the RCMP prior to 1984.

This article provides a brief review of the official story and what the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) had to say about this at the time the events were taking place. The aim of the review is to sum up this experience so that people can provide themselves with a suitable guide to action which serves the present and opens a path to a safe and bright future. Continue reading

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The appropriate political response to the Speech from The Throne (2)

Nation-Wrecking No! Stop Paying the Rich; Increase Investments in Social Programs!

On August 17, the Prime Minister asked the Governor-General to prorogue the first session of the 43rd Parliament. The second session opened on September 23 with a Speech from The Throne in which Prime Minister Trudeau said he will lay out his government’s “new approach” and the House of Commons will have the opportunity to determine its confidence in his Government.

The new approach is rooted in the claim that the government is now addressing the growing inequalities in the society, championing the 99 per cent against the one per cent. The pandemic didn’t exist at the time of the last Throne Speech; it is a new situation and Canada can’t go back to the old status quo, Trudeau said at a press conference. Continue reading

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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

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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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How the ‘leader’s debate’ was fixed – legally

Prerogative powers used to determine electoral outcomes   | ANNA DI CARLO

The ruling elite present the leaders’ debates as an important, if not the most important means for guaranteeing the right to an informed vote during an election campaign. To shore up the fiction that the vote is free and fair, an impression is deliberately created that the Leaders’ Debate Commission, which organizes the debates is an independent body. This is not the case. The Commission and its orientation were mandated by an Order-in-Council of the Liberal Cabinet in power. The mandate makes sure that the cartel parties, the government, the state bureaucracy with its police, intelligence and security forces, and the monopoly-controlled media dictate what views are worthy of being heard and who is allowed into the debate. Continue reading

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Anti-Communist fairy tales about Cuba, freedom, democracy and human rights

Re: Op-ed in the Globe and Mail, February 25. Originally posted on February 25, I am reposting as a Globe editorial on March 22, 2016 called for regime change in Cuba.

By ANNA DI CARLO*

mediaculpaheader.stretchedCertain things are well known when it comes to the U.S. For instance, the U.S. contains only 4.4 per cent of the world’s population but it has the dubious prestige of incarcerating 22 per cent of the world’s prisoners, not to mention a largest number of political prisoners. It is also infamous for its arbitrary detentions and Guantanamo-type torture camps. In 2015 alone police in the U.S. killed 1,140 people. Continue reading

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Calls for a Trudeau government: Both the spin and the counterspin show the need for democratic renewal

By YVON BRETON

corporate mediaOn October 8 the Quebec daily La Presse published an editorial titled “For a Trudeau Government! La Presse Takes a Stand! Join in!” It is signed by the President and Chief Editor of La Presse Guy Crevier. We can expect the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and other monopoly media to “join in” in the coming days. It shows that MLPC leader Anna Di Carlo was right when she declared last week that the fix is in. Continue reading

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Youth and students – Fight for empowerment!

All Out to Mobilize the Youth to Build a Bright Future for Themselves!

By Anna Di Carlo, National Leader, MLPC

This week Youth Vote Canada is involving 700,000 students in more than 7,400 schools across the country to engage with the leaders of political parties in the lead up to the October 19 vote. In these and many more schools, teachers are involving their students in programs which teach them civics and introduce them to the political process. Many hold mock elections by choosing to represent one of the parties, campaigning and holding a vote. Continue reading

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August 6 leaders’ debate: Further destruction of the public authority

By ANNA DI CARLO*

150418-TorontoStLawrenceMktC15Picket-02-CR3The August 6 Maclean’s Magazine leaders’ debate will exclude 14 of Canada’s registered political parties. It is a form of censorship, no matter how much Canadians have been immunized against this particular form of official control over political opinion. It bans the airing of views held by large numbers of Canadians, such as those who stand against Canada’s participation in war, to mention but one example.

This has been the norm ever since the political parties of the establishment were challenged through the formation of other political parties. The power and privilege accorded to the political parties of the establishment is enshrined in official election broadcasting guidelines and has been upheld by the Canadian judiciary as well. Continue reading

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