People's Voice

2020 Jul 14 - 3:26am
PV Montreal Bureau Despite being presented as an economic stimulus plan, the Quebec government’s Bill 61, An Act to restart Québec’s economy and to mitigate the consequences of the public health emergency declared on 13 March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is one of the most violent attacks on democracy in Quebec since the...
Tags: ATF, Canada, covid-19, Francois Legault, Labour, Quebec
2020 Jul 14 - 3:17am
By B. Prasant The military confrontation and hand-to-hand scuffle that took place on June 15 in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh in eastern Kashmir was but one in a series of such confrontations that had taken place over the recent years along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that divides India and China. The important...
Tags: World, India, modi, peace
2020 Jul 14 - 12:22am
By Corinne Benson Alberta’s provincial government has slated 164 provincial park sites – 37 percent of parks in the province – for closure or third-party “partnerships.” Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party also intends to remove protected area status from these parks. This involves 9 provincial parks, 149 provincial recreation areas and 6 natural areas, scattered widely...
Tags: Canada, junktag (ignore), Alberta, Jason Kenney, Privatization
2020 Jul 13 - 1:14am
PV Vancouver Bureau Critics of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s government are renewing their condemnation of the regime in the wake of two recent events: the release of a United Nations Commission on Human Rights report on the abysmal state of human rights in the country, especially the deadly impact of the “war on drugs,” and...
Tags: junktag (ignore), World, ANTI-COMMUNISM, International Solidarity, philippines
2020 Jul 10 - 12:14am
By Alykhan Pabani United in action, Toronto’s tenants descended upon John Tory’s private residence on July 6, intending to deliver a mock eviction notice to the mayor. After years of casting futile ballots, petitioning groomed staffers and participating in patronizing consultations, disenfranchised neighbours have reached the conclusion that the only way to combat the deliberately...
Tags: ATF, Canada, covid-19, Housing Crisis, Ontario, police
2020 Jul 6 - 1:19am
The Communist Party’s Central Committee met on June 14, amid a massive struggle against police killings and systemic racism that began in the US and led to mass protests on six continents and sixty countries, including Canada. Led by Black Lives Matter in the US and Canada, the demonstrations quickly expanded to include Indigenous peoples...
Tags: ATF, Canada, anti-imperialism, austerity, Communist Party of Canada, Racism
2020 Jul 2 - 3:32am
Activists building an emboldened movement for progressive reform India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway and Kenya won the June 17 elections at the 74th United Nations Assembly for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council. The two-year terms start on January 1, 2021. The biggest loser was Canada, in its competition with Ireland and Norway for...
Tags: Canada, Canadian Foreign Policy, Imperialism
2020 Jun 30 - 3:34am
Manitoba’s Conservative government has used the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis as an opportunity to ram through legislation aimed at privatizing the province’s forests and parks. A statement issued by the Wilderness Committee in the spring notes that, without any opportunity for public discussion, the government has moved forward with 25 new bills –...
Tags: Canada, Climate and environment, Brian Pallister, covid-19, Environment, Manitoba
2020 Jun 29 - 4:35am
By Kayla Hilstob On June 24, the British Columbia government began phase three of reopening, allowing hotels, resorts and RV parks to resume operations. Also included in phase three is the resumption of tenant evictions by landlords. During a pandemic and period of massive layoffs, the BC NDP government announced that “notices to end tenancy...
Tags: Canada, junktag (ignore), British Columbia, covid-19, Housing, Tenants
2020 Jun 29 - 4:09am
Finally, some really great news – government auditors have located over a half trillion dollars in the public treasury, to pay for a people’s recovery from the current economic crisis. $553 billion, in fact. It’s enough to pay for a federal child care program (a federal plan charging $8 per day is estimated to costs...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Editorial, Militarism, Military Spending
2020 Jun 29 - 3:38am
This year, Pride events and mobilizations across the country take place in profoundly difficult conditions, marked by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and deep economic crisis. The twin threats of the economic crisis and the pandemic are seriously weakening and destroying the social relationships and institutions of communities: the social spaces that bring the...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Communist Party of Canada, Labour-community solidarity, LGBTQ2SI, Pride
2020 Jun 26 - 12:30am
150 years of the Red River Resistance As we watch protests across the US against the racist cop murder of George Floyd, it’s important to remember that racist repression is not “an American thing.” It is true that the US had a much longer history of chattel slavery (“de jure” or legalized slavery); but Canada...
Tags: ATF, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Resistance, Manitoba, Métis Nation

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