December 19, 2016
2016 Photo Review
All Out for Democratic Renewal!
TML Daily is
posting a month by month photo review of the struggles of Canada's
working people in 2016.
January was marked by important struggles that continued throughout the
year. Teachers, education workers, health care workers and people from
all walks of life mobilized to oppose government cuts and demand
Actions in Vancouver began a year of mass opposition to the Kinder
Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project, which was approved by the
Trudeau government in November.
Indigenous people began a year of vigorous action to hold the Trudeau
government to account and ensure immediate action is taken to improve
the people's well-being.
Steelworkers in Hamilton kicked off a year of fighting in defence of
their rights and the rights of all with a Day of Action demanding that
governments enforce their own laws to hold U.S. Steel to account for
its wrecking of the Canadian steel industry and attacks on workers.
Also in January, Canadians joined with people around the world to
celebrate the 57th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban revolution.
Activists launched monthly pickets in Ottawa and Vancouver on January
17 that continued throughout the year demanding an end to the illegal
blockade of Cuba, the return of Guantanamo Bay to Cuba and an end to
U.S. regime change programs.
CPC(M-L) begins the
year with celebrations and discussion on its new year's statement, "In
2016 Organizing Work Will Be the Key to Our Victory --
All Out for Democratic Renewal and an Anti-War Government!"
The Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ) inaugurates the new year
with a lively function and announcement of meetings aimed at ensuring
that the workers take the lead in determining the future of
for "comfort women" at Toronto monument, a replica of
the peace monument in Seoul, south Korea.
Click the image of the
Celebration of the 57th anniversary of the Cuban
revolution held in
University of Windsor. Howard is honoured for his lifetime of work to
uphold the public interest, standing with the workers, defending the
cause of international peace and supporting the peoples of Latin
America fighting against U.S. imperialist interference, amongst many
other just causes. http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2016/W46002.HTM
dismantling of public education and to demand
increased investments in education.
an immediate end to the
illegal U.S. blockade of Cuba.
The Ontario Health
Coalition organizes protests in defence of public health care and against
austerity agenda in Hamilton, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Sault-Ste. Marie
and Ottawa where the Ontario government has been
holding "pre-budget consultations."
Hamilton, January 18
Windsor, January 19
Thunder Bay, January 20
Sault Ste. Marie, January 21
Council releases report The People's
Inquiry Into Our Suicide Pandemic at NAN Chiefs gathering in
http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2016/W46005.HTM#7 (Photo: NAN)
Healthcare workers rally outside ministers'
meeting in Vancouver
in defence of public health care.
in Vancouver against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion,
outside National Energy Board hearing.
workers in Toronto, members of CUPE Local 79 organize first
protest to support their bargaining team in
contract negotiations with
embassy in Ottawa celebrates the country's national day with friends
Hamilton Day of Action to demand an end to use of the
fraudulent Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act process to deprive
workers of their pensions and attack the rights of all.
Scott Duvall, MP for Hamilton Mountain; centre: Anthony Marco, Hamilton
Labour Council President;
right: Bob Bratina, MP for Hamilton
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