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Nova Scotia: Demand for public inquiry into Northwood tragedy

The Need to Enforce Rights: Accountability is a serious concern. Introductory commentary by Tony Seed to an interview by Workers’ Forum with Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees’ Union (NSGEU).

The lack of accountability on the part of governments at all levels for what is happening to the people is a serious concern. There is no doubt that decisions that governments have taken and are taking have created the conditions for the dramatic and tragic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and safety of the people in Canada no less than the United States. Thirty years of anti-social offensive in health care and social services – with massive cutbacks, increased privatization, further concentration of decision-making power in ministerial hands and the marginalization and exclusion of the experience and opinions and demands of frontline workers, have wrecked the capacity of the health care system to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

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Problems with the Employment Insurance measures

Workers speak about their concerns | PIERRE CHENIER*

The $82 billion aid package for Canadians announced by the Trudeau government on March 18, to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, includes $27 billion for direct supports to Canadians. Some of the measures concern Employment Insurance (EI) and it is already clear that they are inadequate. Continue reading

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May Day 2019: Workers must strengthen the work to advance their own demands

May Day 2019 – Day of Working Class Unity and Struggle in Defence of the Rights of All

– Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) –

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Montreal, May 1, 2018.

Hail May Day! International day of working class unity and affirmation of the struggle for its rights, claims and emancipation!

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) sends its militant May Day greetings to the workers of Canada, Quebec and around the world. The working class is showing in deeds its mettle and maturity in the battle for its rights, claims and emancipation. Working people are striving for their own empowerment in economic and political affairs. Workers are speaking out in defence of what belongs to them by right and increasingly using their own organized means of communication to express their views and opinions. Continue reading

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Maritime strategy of the Quebec Liberals: Serving the interests of the United States of North American monopolies

For your information: two articles on the Maritime Strategy of Quebec – the latest plan of the ruling circles to build infrastructure and establish Gateways and Trade Corridors across Canada to facilitate the transportation of energy resources and manufactured goods to North America, Europe and Asia | LOUIS LANG

The Couillard government promotes its Maritime Strategy.

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Open letter of 587 academics regarding Conservative Party campaign tactics

The following letter has been signed by 587 Canadian academics, condemning the tactics that “have crossed the line” being employed by the Harper Conservatives in the current federal election campaign. It will appear in newspapers today, but there is no room in print to reproduce all of the signatures. We are including the full list available, and providing the letter for discussion. However, such is their old concept of liberal democracy that the letter of the university academics does not even call on the student youth to take a stand in the election.

We are a diverse group of academics with different political views and different political allegiances. We are united by a common interest in the integrity of democratic processes and a concern about the ugly and dangerous turn we have recently witnessed in the election campaign. In democratic electoral politics there is an ethical line that distinguishes spirited partisan strategy from cynical tactics that betray the values of mutual respect and toleration that lie at the heart of civil democratic discourse. Honourable politicians do not cross that line even when they think doing so will be politically advantageous. Disreputable politicians ignore the line when they find it convenient to do so. Continue reading

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It is now up to Quebec workers, youth, students and seniors to show what they are made of

THE Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) will form a majority government as a result of the Quebec general election which took place April 7. It won the election with 70 seats and 41.50 per cent of the votes cast, while the Parti Québécois (PQ) paid for its arrogance and foolishness in calling this election by receiving 30 seats and 25.38 per cent of the vote. The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) won 22 seats and 23. 06 per cent of the votes cast and Québec solidaire won three seats and 7.64 per cent of the votes cast.

The voter turnout was high, 71.43 per cent of 6,012,440 registered electors. There were 4,232,145 valid ballots cast and 62,864 rejected ballots.

It is now up to Quebec workers, youth, students and seniors to show what they are made of

Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec

Pierre Chénier

Pierre Chénier

“In the opinion of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec, the election that ended yesterday, April 7, and the one-month campaign shows the crucial need for the working class to act as an organized political force on the basis of its own independent politics. It is the disorganization of the working class as a political force and the disinformation that resulted in a majority Liberal government,” said Pierre Chénier, Leader of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ), when the results of the election were announced. Continue reading

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