December 3, 2014 - No. 101
2014 Photo Review
All Out for People's
is continuing its month by month photo review of 2014, with actions
carried out by collectives of working people in the spirit
of defending the
rights of all, defending public services and restricting monopoly
right. In March, spirited actions across Canada and Quebec marked International Women's Day. They demanded
once again a
national inquiry into the 1,200 missing and murdered Aboriginal women
and girls -- a demand which the Harper government continues to ignore
-- as part of ending these crimes and to win justice for all those
affected. People from all walks of life took part in International
and Alberta to Ontario and Nova Scotia
public sector workers, including many in the health care sector, went
into action to defend pensions and the right to negotiate collective
continued to call for
the Harper government to end the Temporary Foreign Worker
Program and worker trafficking. Farmers demanded that the Harper government conduct a vote among
farmers to reinstate the
farmer-controlled single desk Canadian Wheat
Twelve hundred mostly non-unionized truckers at the Port of Metro
Vancouver, faced with intolerable wages and working conditions, held a
successful strike. It was led by the United Truckers Association,
an organization of non-unionized owner-operators, showing that under
the current conditions of overall assault against
the working class new forms of struggle are required.
The Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ) participated in the Quebec election
build a sovereign Quebec which defends
the rights of all. Meanwhile, the Harper
government introduced Bill C-23, the so-called Fair
Elections Act. The bill was met with broad opposition for its
retrogressive changes to the Canada
Mass rally in
Edmonton organized by Alberta public sector workers opposes government
attack on public sector pensions and calls for pensions for all. About
2,000 people participate, including several hundred workers from
Calgary, Red Deer and Fort McMurray.
Tyendinaga territory, near Belleville, Ontario set up blockade to
demand a public
inquiry into the
and murders of hundreds of Aboriginal
women and girls.
gather in Spirit Square in downtown Campbell River to express the
community's outrage at the mass layoff of the entire staff
Horizons seniors care home.
Public sector workers participate in the
Your Pension" rally in downtown Edmonton to defend the right to
security in retirement.
On the first day of the Alberta
Legislature's spring session, building trades workers and their allies
rally in Edmonton to
trafficking through the Temporary
Foreign Worker Program.
Public sector workers
also rally at the opening of the Alberta Legislature in
The Quebec government
calls an April 7 general election. The PMLQ announces its
participation with 24 candidates based on a
program to build a sovereign Quebec that defends the rights of all.
Memorial rally on
Parliament Hill for Loretta Saunders renews call for national inquiry
into the deaths and disappearances of Aboriginal women and
girls. Loretta was a 26-year-old
from Labrador, studying in Halifax. Her research focused on precisely
these crimes against Aboriginal women and girls.
take place across Canada
conjunction with Vancouver activists' 100th monthly
picket for the freedom of the Cuban Five, anti-terrorist fighters
unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. In honour of the occasion, Cuban Ambassador to
Canada His Excellency
Mr. Julio Garmendia
Posters from Free the
Cuban Five events in British Columbia, March 5-8.
Secondary School Teachers' Federation holds its
Toronto. An issue of great concern is how to hold governments and
political parties to account for violating teachers' and education
workers' rights in the previous round of negotiations,
in advance of the next round.
demonstrate in Toronto against second forced unpaid day imposed by
Liberals through Bill 115.
Women's Day is celebrated across Canada and Quebec by people from all
walks of life. With marches,
rallies and other actions, women affirm their rights and their place at
head of the movement in defence of the rights of all.
Meeting in Raymore,
Saskatchewan, organized by Canadian Wheat Board Alliance passes a
motion demanding the government conduct a vote by farmers to reinstate the farmer-controlled single desk Wheat
campus security workers -- half of whom are students --
for a first contract, demanding improved wages and staffing levels.
take place across Alberta as public sector workers reject the Alberta
government's attack on their pensions.
Some 650 BC truck drivers and their allies
hold a noon-hour
rally at the Port of Vancouver to defend
the strike struggle they have been waging since February 26 for their right to a Canadian-standard
truckers include unionized members of Unifor, and
owner-operators organized into the
United Truckers Association.
account for its brutal austerity agenda.
Actions outside MPs' offices and elsewhere
in a Day of Action to oppose the retrogressive changes to the Canada
Elections Act being proposed in
Bill C-23, the
"Fair Elections Act."
Vancouver; Port Moody, BC,
and Bridgewater, NS
Ontario Public Service workers organize for
a strike vote to
back their rejection of concessions demanded by the provincial
Nova Scotia health care workers
and their allies hold a mass picket outside the
Nova Scotia Liberal Party's Annual General Meeting to oppose
legislation that criminalizes their fight for a collective agreement
that ensures the safety of health care workers and their
Edmonton. More than 200 workers, their families and
supporters take part to call
to worker trafficking
and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
all walks of life participate in a cross Canada Day of Action to
public health care and decry the end of the Canada Health
which means cuts of $36 billion in federal health care transfers
the next 10 years.
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Halifax; Bridgewater, Nova
Thunder Bay; Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
http://www.cpcml.ca/Tmld2014/D44039.htm#4 (Photos: TML,
CHC, OPSEU, Debbie Forward, T. Tracy,
Big JMcC, M. Quinn, M.
Lewis, E. Fleming, N. Monckton, P.Faoro, Pat Mcg, K. Kwok, A. Degraaf)
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