PREVIOUS ISSUES

September 2, 2019 - No. 1


Labour Day 2019
• Uphold the Dignity of Labour! Defend the Rights of All!


September 3, 2019 - No. 2


In the 2019 Federal Election
• All Out to Build the New!


September 5, 2019 - No. 3
Alberta’s Bill 9 and the Issue of Workers’ Rights
• Alberta Court Grants Injunction Suspending Bill 9
• Alberta’s Abusive Bill 9
• Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice
Cites Supreme Court Decision

• Information Pickets Held Across Alberta in
“Summer of Action”

• On the Subject of Imposing Limits on Workers’ Rights
in the Name of Public Interest -- Comment

- Peggy Morton -

September 6, 2019 - No. 4
Labour Day 2019
• Events Across Canada Uphold the Dignity of Labour
and Defend the Rights of All

• Ontario
• Alberta
• British Columbia


September 7, 2019 - No. 5
No Harbour for War! Make Canada a Zone for Peace!
• No to Cutlass Fury 2019! No U.S. or
Other Foreign Warships in Canadian Waters!

• Protest Opposes Use of the Canadian National
Exhibition to Promote War and Militarism

• Monthly Toronto Pickets Say No! to NATO

September 9, 2019 - No. 6
Justice for Injured Workers
• Adequate Compensation for
All Injured Workers Is a Right!

• People’s Review of Workers’ Compensation
- Peter Page -

• The Power to Deny
- Speech by Janice Martell on Behalf of the Allied Forces -

September 10, 2019 - No. 7
The Fight For Safe Working Conditions in BC
• Nine Farm Workers Injured in School Bus Rollover in Abbotsford
• Criminal Trial Starts for U.S. Company Charged in
Death of Young Worker



September 11, 2019 - No. 8
For a Complete Overhaul of Employment Insurance Program
• Unemployed Workers and Their Defence Organizations
Must Have a Decisive Say


Interviews
• France Simard, Coordinator — Lac-Saint-Jean
Unemployment Action Movement

• Line Sirois, Coordinator — North Shore
Unemployment Action Movement


September 12, 2019 - No. 9
43rd General Election Gets Underway
• Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada to Field
50 Candidates in 2019 Federal Election

• The Truth of the Matter

Workers Speak Out About Their Concerns
• Quebec Construction Workers Call for Reinstatement
of Crane Operators Training Program

• We Need Discussion on the Development
of Regional and Local Economies

- A Mine Worker in Abitibi, Quebec -


September 13, 2019 - No. 10
Six Years on from the Train Explosion in Lac-Mιgantic
• A Shocking Account of Criminal Negligence
• Why Are Railway Conditions Not a Matter of National Concern?
- Pierre Chιnier -
• Community Raises Alarm on Condition of Railway and
Authorities' Lack of Concern

- Interview with Robert Bellefleur, Spokesperson -- Coalition of Citizens
and Organizations Committed to Railway Safety -


September 14, 2019 - No. 11
Make Canada a Zone for Peace!
• The Losses We Mourn on 9/11, the Challenges We Accept
• Haligonians Organize Opposition to Cutlass Fury 2019
• Canada's Production and Sale of Armament
- Steve Rutchinski -

September 16, 2019 - No. 12
Workers Need to Speak in Their Own Name
• Absurd and Outmoded Nonsense Spoken on Campaign Trail
- Pierre Chιnier
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• Bringing in the New Against the Old Is a Necessity, Not a Choice
- Normand Chouinard -

September 17, 2019 - No. 13
Uphold Hereditary Rights and End Colonial Justice
• Racist State's Abuse of Indigenous Children,
Families and Communities

-
Philip Fernandez -
• Remembering and Giving Voice to Murdered and Missing
Indigenous Women and Girls on the Highway of Tears

- Peter Ewart -
• Ontario Government's Refusal to Negotiate Collectively with
Matawa First Nations


September 18, 2019 - No. 14
A Rule of Law in Contempt of Modern Conditions
• The Conflict Between What Is Declared Legal and What the
Conditions Require Is a Big Problem Facing Canadians

-
K.C. Adams -
Example of Fight Against Alberta’s Bill 9,
the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act

• Appeals Court Quashes Injunction against Bill 9
• Alberta Unions Respond to Reinstatement of Bill 9
• Who Defines What Constitutes the Public Interest?
-  Peggy Morton
-

September 19, 2019 - No. 15
Climate Actions for Peace — September 20-27
• Support the Striving of the Youth for Change!
• Answer to Question on Climate Action and
Sustainable Development

-
Dougal MacDonald -
• All Out to Humanize the Natural and Social Environment!
-  Discussion on the MLPC Platform -


September 20, 2019 - No. 16

Education Is a Right!
• Discussion of the MLPC Platform
• Laura Chesnik, MLPC Spokesperson on Education
and Related Affairs

• BC Teachers Resist NDP Government's Demands for Concessions
-  Barbara Biley -
• Oil Executives Spill All Over Alberta's Post-Secondary Education
- Dougal MacDonald
-
• Rally Opposes Alberta Government Interference
in School Curriculum Renewal

• The Just Demands of Universitι du Quιbec ΰ
Montrιal Support Workers

September 23, 2019 - No. 17
Alberta Government's "Blue Ribbon Panel"
• Stop Paying the Rich! Increase Funding for Social Programs and
Public Services! Empower Yourself Now!

• Clamours for Austerity and Attacks on Working People
• Panel Reports Pre-Determined Conclusions for Austerity
-  Dougal MacDonald -


September 24, 2019 - No. 18
In with the New, Out with the Old
• Championing the Cause of Democratic Renewal
Workers Speak Out About Their Concerns
• Opposition to the Use of Special Legislation to Criminalize Workers' Struggles in Defence of Their Demands
- Andrι Jacob, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Quebec Region -

• The State of Our Democracy 
- Martin Bιlanger, Quebec Construction -
• Our Fight Is for the Health and Safety of All!  
- Evans Dupuis, Director, Union of Crane Operators
(FTQ-Construction Local 791G)
-

September 25, 2019 - No. 19
By Defending Their Rights Workers Uphold the Dignity of Labour
and Take Up Social Responsibility

• Rally in Support of Coastal Forestry Workers
• Vancouver Hotel Workers' Strike in Defence of
Their Rights and Dignity

• Glencore Brunswick Smelter Workers Oppose
Demands for Concessions

- Interview -- Bart Dempsey, President, United Steelworkers Local 7085 -
• Information on Concessions Glencore Is Dictating


September 26, 2019 - No. 20
Women on the March for People's Empowerment
• MLPC Women Candidates Call on Canadians to
Fight for Their Empowerment

Take Back the Night Actions Across the Country
• Support the Demands of Women for Justice and the Right to Decide!
• March Held in Prince George
• Photo Review -- Marches Held September 12 to 20

For Your Information
• Safe Shelter and Housing Is a Right!
• Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession
- Book Review -



September 27, 2019 - No. 21
Global Climate Action
• Speaking About the Environment --
What Is Relevant and What Is Not

Photos of Climate Actions September 20
• Canada
• Around the World

September 30, 2019 - No. 22
The Right to Housing
• Who Decides When It Comes to Providing
Adequate Affordable Housing?

- Serge Lachapelle -

• The Right to Housing -- a Central Issue in the Election Campaign
• Housing Crisis Affects the Most Vulnerable
• United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to
Housing Condemns Speculation


October 1, 2019 - No. 23
BC Forestry Workers Stand Up to Anti-Worker Offensive
• Demonstrations Throughout BC Against Job Losses
• Forestry Truckers Organize Protest Convoy
• Militant Rally in Campbell River Supports Demands of
Striking Coastal Forestry Workers

• Practice of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Underscores
Need for Democratic Renewal
- Anne Jamieson -


October 2, 2019 - No. 24
A New Direction Is Needed for Canada's Foreign Policy
• Discussion Forum and Information Picket to Oppose
Anti-Venezuela Conference at Concordia University

• Oppose the Dirty Work Against Venezuela by the Agents of
Violent Regime Change and Their Backers in Canada

• Statement on the Anti-Venezuela Conference at
Concordia University in Montreal

- ALBA Social Movements Canada -
• No to Imperialist Gangsterism! End the Brutal Siege of Venezuela!
- Margaret Villamizar -


October 3, 2019 - No. 25
43rd General Federal Election
• Candidates and Parties at the Close of Nominations
Workers Speak Out About Their Concerns
• We Must Ensure that Politics Is Based on Facts and
Discussion Around the Facts

- An Alberta Railway Worker -
Justice for Injured Workers
• Another Worker Killed at Fiera Foods:
Safe and Healthy Workplaces Are a Right

- Christine Nugent -
• Injured Workers Denounce Premium Rate Reduction and
Death at Fiera Foods
- Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups -
Sudbury Workers Uphold the Dignity of Labour
• Support for Locked-Out Health Care Workers
• October 3 Protest


October 4, 2019 - No. 26
Necessity for a New Pro-Social Direction for the Economy!
• Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – A Mantra for Paying the Rich
- Margaret Villamizar -
• Grain Trade Should Be Based on Mutual Benefit and Development 
- Dougal MacDonald  -
• Sales Tax Proposal in Alberta Will Take Money from
Working People and Damage the Economy


Women Organize for Rights and Empowerment
• Women in Edmonton Lead Discussion on Problems Related
to the Energy Sector of the Economy

• Take Back the Night Marches Continue


October 5, 2019 - No. 27
The Right of Seniors to a Dignified Life
• Income and Retirement Insecurity and the Need for a
New Aim and Direction for the Economy

• Reject the Bogus Cartel Party Promises -- Keep Organizing!
• Seniors Organize and Speak Out in Defence of Their Rights
and the Rights of All

• SOS, Support Our Seniors
• International Day of Older Persons

October 7, 2019 - No. 28
"Leaders' Debates" to Be Held This Week
• The Cartel Party Campaign with Two Weeks to Go
- Pauline Easton -
• The Role of the "Leaders' Debates" in Confounding What
Is at Stake in this Election

- Hilary LeBlanc  -
• How the Prerogative Powers Are Used to Determine
Electoral Outcomes

- Anna Di Carlo 
-
• Information on the Debates
The Alternative
• Empower Yourselves Now!


October 9, 2019 - No. 29
• Cartels, Coalitions and the Need for People to
Take Up the Work for Democratic Renewal

- Interview with MLPC Leader Anna Di Carlo -


October 10, 2019 - No. 30

French-Language "Leaders Debate"
• Quebec-Bashing Over Bill 21
- Interview with MLPC Candidate Diane Johnston -


October 11, 2019 - No. 31

Current Struggles in Defence of Rights
• Vancouver Hotel Workers' Strike
• Protest in Sudbury Against Ford Government's Funding Cuts
• Health Professionals in the Outaouais Continue to
Uphold Their Rights

Workers Speak Out About Their Concerns
• Quebec Paramedics Deserve Respect
- Interview with Jean Gagnon, Pre-Hospital Sector Representative, Health and Social Services' Federation, Confederation of
National Trade Unions 
-
Letters to the Editor
• Addressing People's Concerns
• A Way to Move Forward to Solve Problems


October 12, 2019 - No. 32
Workers Speak About Their Concerns
• An Idea of What Our Work Life Looks Like 
- Discussion with Pipeline Builder Andrι Vachon -

Letter to the Editor
• Unacceptable People-Bashing by Ruling Elite

October 13, 2019 - No. 33
Uphold the Rights of All!
• Big Pharma Extorts Money from the Public Purse 
• The Right of Seniors to a Dignified Life
- Interview with Peggy Askin, MLPC Spokesperson for Seniors' Care -
• Sisters in Spirit Vigils Call for Justice for Missing and
Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

• The Wet'suwet'en Continue to Resist Coastal GasLink's Illegal
Occupation and Destruction of Unceded Wet'suwet'en Territories



October 14, 2019 - No. 34
The Need to Change the Direction of the Economy
• Criminal Disregard for the People and Economy 
• Discussion on the Future of Forestry and Our Forests  
- Dawn Hemingway -
• The Need for Community Control of Our Forests
-
Peter Ewart -

Workers Speak Out About Their Concerns
• The Right of Workers in the Mining Sector and All Others to
Healthy and Safe Working Conditions
- Interview with Andrι Racicot, Abitibi Mine Worker and President of
Quebec United Steelworkers Local 9291
-
• The Need to Recognize that Regions Such as Ours Make a Fundamental Contribution to the Economic and Social
Development of Quebec
- Serge St-Pierre, President, CSN Central Council,
Gaspιsie and Ξles-de-la-Madeleine
-

October 15, 2019 - No. 35
Workers Have a Right to a Safe and Healthy Workplace
• Rally at Fiera Foods Demands Company Be Held
Accountable for Worker's Death

• During the Election Speak Out for Workers Who Have Died on the Job
- Normand Chouinard -

Views
• Discussing Matters of Concern for the People
- Louis Lang -
• The Need to Organize for the People to Speak for Themselves
- Yvon Breton -

October 16, 2019 - No. 36
43rd General Election
• The People Do Not Decide the Outcome of Elections
• The Need to Recognize and Affirm Rights to Enforce Security
• Anniversary of the War Measures Act
• By Not Voting for the Liberals or Conservatives, Voters Can Express
Their Dissatisfaction With How the Country Is Being Run


Stop Paying the Rich -- Increase Funding for Social Programs!
• Defend Canada's Caregivers!
• People of Vegreville, Alberta Stand with Workers at Century Park 
• Right of Seniors to a Dignified Life 

October 17, 2019 - No. 37
Make Canada a Zone for Peace
• Public Discussions on Canada's Foreign Policy
Join October Pickets at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates
• End the Illegal Blockade of Cuba Now!
• Cuba Presents Report on Impact of
U.S. Blockade in Past Year

• Canadian Network on Cuba Responds to Canadian Government
on Visa Services for Cubans

• The Cuban Revolution at 60 - International Conference
to Be Held in Halifax October 31-November 2
• Cuba Calls Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Conference for
Democracy and against Neo-Liberalism

- Nuria Barbosa Leσn, Granma -
• Intellectuals Join Forces to Denounce U.S. Attacks on Venezuela
- Madeleine Sautiι, Granma -

October 18, 2019 - No. 38
A New Direction Is Needed for Canada's Foreign Policy
• Foreign Minister's Hypocrisy About Following a
Rules-Based International Order

- Dougal MacDonald -
• Canada's Seizure, Sale and Disbursement of Iranian Assets
Are Acts of a Hooligan and Wrecker of International Law

- Steve Rutchinski -
Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Actions
• Militant Rally in Toronto Denounces Assault on Kashmir
• Speaking Out Against Canadian Support of
Human Rights Violations in Honduras

- Christine Nugent -
• Protestors Demand that Canada Withdraw Its Support for
Haiti's Corrupt and Illegitimate Regime

Political Crises in the United States and Britain
• The Battle of the New to End the Old
• Will Impeachment Proceedings Unite the
Warring Factions in the U.S.?

• The Failure of British Democratic Institutions

October 19, 2019 - No. 39
Workers Speak Out about Their Concerns
• On the Serious Problem of the Casualization of the Workforce 
- Jason MacLean, President, Nova Scotia Government and
General Employees' Union -

• Coastal Forestry Workers Defending Their Rights 
- Interview with Brian Butler, President, USW Local 1-1937 -
• Water Is Life: Rural Albertans Speak Out
Current Struggles in Defence of Rights
• Sask Crown Workers on Strike for New Contracts
• Vancouver Island North Actions to Defend the Right to
Health Care from Birth to Death

- Barbara Biley
-
• New Agreement Ratified by Striking Vancouver
Hotel Workers at Three Hotels
- Brian Sproule -


October 20, 2019 - No. 40
Make Canada a Zone for Peace
• Toronto Forum Affirms Need for a Just and Peaceful Foreign Policy
• Windsor Discussion Highlights Role of the People in
Making Canada a Zone for Peace

• Halifax Discussion Forum: War and Peace -- Who Decides?
• Vigorous Montreal Actions Against the Visit of the False
Venezuelan Ambassador to Canada

Venezuela Wins Seat on Human Rights Council
• Campaign by False Prophets of Human Rights Roundly
Defeated at UN

Cuba's Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso Passes Away
• Bravo to Cuba for Having Such an Ambassador
of Dance and Culture! Bravo!

October 20, 2019 - No. 41
Voter Intentions on the Eve of the 43rd Federal Election
• The Rule of the Minority over the Majority 
• Predictions of a Minority Government
• Attempts to Blame the People for the Lack of a Stable Government 
• The Striving of the People for Empowerment 
• Quebeckers Will Cast a Protest Vote Against the Liberal and
Conservative Anti-Social and Anti-Quebec Offensive

Charter Challenges to Electoral Law
• Challenge to Electoral Law Provisions on False Statements 
• Ontario Superior Court Says Exclusionary Debates
Violate Charter Rights

Letters to the Editor
• The Voice of the People Must Be Heard
• Quebec National Question Poised to Make a Comeback


October 23, 2019 - No. 42

2019 Federal Election Produces Liberal Minority Government
• Message of the Leader of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
• The Time Is for Vigilance and to Keep Speaking in Our Own Name
- Pierre Chιnier -
• Preliminary Election Results
• Background on Minority Governments in Canada

October 24, 2019 - No. 43
Discussion on the Election Results
• The Narrative of a Divided Vote and Polarization Is a
Creation of Desperate Forces

- Normand Chouinard -
Actions on Eve of Election Show Where People Stand
• Vancouver Rally Demands Government Elected October 21
End Colonial Violence

• Youth and Indigenous Peoples Lead Significant
Edmonton Climate Action

- Dougal MacDonald -
• Alberta Public Sector Workers Rally at Legislature Against
Government Anti-Social Measures

• Toronto Rally and March Defends the Rights of the Kashmiri People
• Gatherings Throughout Quebec Raise Urgent Need
to Recognize the Right to Housing

October 25, 2019 - No. 44
Alberta Government's Anti-Social Budget Met with Strong Resistance
• Alberta Budget Shows What Conservative Sweep
in AlbertaTruly Means

- Peggy Morton -
• Resist United Conservative Party Budget Attacks on
Post-Secondary Education

- Dougal MacDonald
-
• Response from the Unions

October 26, 2019 - No. 45
Discussion on the Election Results
• A New Democratic Personality Emerges Despite Attempts to
Preserve Old Arrangements

• The Aim of Bashing Quebec and Alberta
- Normand Chouinard -
Current Struggles in Defence of Rights
• Huge Climate March and Rally in Vancouver 
• Ontario Injured Workers and Allies Demand Cuts
to Legal Aid Be Rescinded

• Striking Vancouver Hotel Workers' Rally 
• Solidarity Actions with Chile

For Your Information
• Gatherings Throughout Quebec Raise Urgent Need
to Recognize the Right to Housing

Letter to the Editor
• The Significance of Climate Actions

October 27, 2019 - No. 46

• What to Expect from the Trudeau Minority Government
• Note to Readers


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