December 16, 2017
2017 Photo Review
For a Modern Canada that
Rights of All --
All Out to Build the New!
TML Daily is posting a
month-by-month photo review of the stands taken by the working people
of Canada and Quebec in 2017.
January was marked by important struggles that established a fighting
spirit that continued throughout the
Workers across the country
held coordinated actions to oppose neo-liberal free trade agreements
undermine their industries, working conditions and labour standards.
Hamilton steelworkers began
the year with another action to defend their pensions. Their consistent
stand based on defending the right to security in retirement and
pensions for all is an important part of this fight being waged across
From coast to coast to coast,
Canadians went into action to decry the inauguration of Donald Trump as
U.S. president. This spirit of resistance to vigorously defend rights
and oppose war set the tone for the Trump presidency. As the Trump
administration began its
assault on rights in the U.S., and state-organized "extremist" and
"right-wing" groups reared their heads in Canada, the people
rejected attempts to foment social divisions and
any Canadian cooperation with the U.S. in attacking immigrants and
refugees, and aggression against other countries.
The necessity to affirm "Our
Security Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All!" was underscored
when on January 29 a mass
shooting took place at a mosque in Quebec City, with six people killed
and 19 injured. In a national outpouring of grief the
people rejected any attempts
to sow divisions based on belief or any other consideration and made it
social solidarity prevails amongst the people during times of
crisis or need.
Vigorous day of action defends maritime jobs in the face of the
neo-liberal Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Europe.
SIU, Unifor, C. Carvalho, K. Risser)
Hamilton steelworkers hold lively rally to defend pensions and
express their determination to hold the Wynne/Trudeau Liberal
governments to account.
Monthly actions continue to call for an end to the U.S. economic war
against Cuba, a flagrant violation of international law and the
principal obstacle to Cuba's social and economic development.
NDP leader addresses Hamilton steelworkers' Thursday Meeting in
Actions take place across Canada as
mass resistance in the U.S., Canada and around the world sets the tone
for the Trump presidency. On January 21, in sister marches to the
March on Washington, women affirm their rights and their
place in the front ranks of the fight for the rights of all.
Women's Marches, January 21
St. John's; Moncton
http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2017/W47002.HTM#2 (Photos: TML, A. Bodine,
L'Activiste, J. Cookson, WMSJ, C. London,
M. McMouse, H. Mullen,
T. Woodford, M. James, D. Hopkins, L. Altrows, K. Lonsdale, S.L. Abbe,
K. O'Reilly, C. Blodgett)
Demonstrations take place in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal against the
assault on rights, by President Trump's travel and refugee
ban. They demand immediate action by the Canadian government to
condemn the executive order and to end security arrangements with the
U.S., such as the Safe Third Country Agreement.
Thousands of people across the country in dozens of communities from
coast to coast to coast begin to gather to mourn, pay their respects
and offer their deepest condolences to the victims of the January 29
shootings in Quebec City, their families and the Muslim community and
to affirm that the people of Canada will not be divided on a racist
(Photos: TML, SIU, Unifor, C. Carvalho,
K. Risser, H. St-Laurent, M.
J. Clemens, L. Niu, K.R.
Bump, C. Tatum, J. Liang, J. Maitland, Cueto
Images, R. Hodges, O. Falesteen, G. Saunders,
M. A-A. Mouallem, L.W.
Bathory, J. Cooper, D. Moriarty, I. Kretzel, Rahmed, K. Testart, Jvan
Gurp, W. Ali, M. Boucier,
G. Boyer, B. St Hilaire, AMPAC, E. Bunnie,
P.S. Graham, K. Konnyu, H. Sheldrake.)
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