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December 26, 2017

2017 Photo Review

For a Modern Canada that
Defends the 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 and Indigenous peoples in 2017.

The Birth of the New conference was organized in August on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic Necessity for Change Conference in 1967. This was the highlight of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)'s work in 2017. Along with subsequent study groups and work, the Conference provided the Canadian communist and workers' movement with a reference point as a guide to action to open society's path to progress. With this work, the Party is preparing its Ninth Congress with the further elaboration of modern definitions required by the times.

Every August, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) organizes memorial events to pay tribute to the life and work of its founder and leader Hardial Bains and other comrades who have passed away. This year's activities were particularly notable, with a floral tribute and memorial concert on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of Comrade Bains' birth on August 15, 1939 and the 20th anniversary of his untimely death on August 24, 1997. The tribute also paid respects to five Party members who died in the past year: Charles Boylan, Wendell Fields, David McKay, William McQueen and Alastair Haythornthwaite, and to all deceased Party comrades. A special tribute was given to Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban people and revolution and Comrade-in-Arms of the peoples of the world, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926.

Canadians continued to be on guard concerning developments in the U.S. and rejected the warmongering and state-organized attacks on rights. In the wake of the state-organized racist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, actions across the country affirmed rights and opposed anti-immigrant and anti-Islam hysteria.

August 1
Rally at Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's office in Toronto demands an
end to Canadian government's interference in Venezuelan affairs, in particular its
stand against the election of a National Constituent Assembly held successfully in Venezuela on July 30.

August 10-12
Workers occupy Northstar plant in Milton, scheduled to close at the end of September, demanding the company withdraw its 25 per cent cut to pensions.

August 11-12
The Birth of the New conference organized by CPC(M-L) takes place in Ottawa celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Necessity for Change conference. That
conference was organized by The Internationalists under the leadership of
Hardial Bains and held in London, England in 1967.


August 13
CPC(M-L)'s annual August commemorations at the Party Memorial at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa include a moving floral tribute and memorial concert.

August 15
Meeting in Montreal calls for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba and the return of the Guantánamo naval base to Cuba.

August 16
Toronto series of weekly pickets demands an end to U.S. war preparations on the
Korean Peninsula.

August 17
Monthly pickets in Ottawa and Vancouver call for end to U.S. blockade of Cuba.



August 19-31
Actions in Vancouver and other cities across the country oppose anti-immigrant
and anti-Islam hysteria following the U.S. state-organized attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. They are a repudiation of attempts by the Trump administration to sow
divisions amongst the people, foment violence and create chaos.

Vancouver, August 19

Calgary, August 16

Edmonton, August 26

Saskatoon, August 14

Toronto, August 31

Montreal, August 14

Halifax, August 15

http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2017/W47026.HTM#9  (Photos: TML, T. Fergus, Alan Pike, S. Setyo, th 1an1, @rcaamarante.)

August 26
Toronto weekly pickets call for peace on the Korean Penninsula, and an end to U.S.
provocations and threats.

August 29
Demonstration in front of the Toronto headquarters of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation demands "CBC, tell the truth about Venezuela!"


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