The nonsense which the leaders of the parties that form the cartel party system speak “on the campaign trail” is mind-boggling. They concoct “issues” according to what their expensive campaign handlers think will get them votes, as if the real world and real people do not exist. This underscores once again the importance of the contribution the working people make when they speak in their own name to make sure things are turned around in their favour in the coming period.
Workers in this country advance the struggle for the rights of all and for people’s empowerment by speaking about their real living and working conditions and how they are sorting out the problems that they and society face. They contribute to developing an agenda that truly represents the people’s concerns and opens a way to have them addressed. [More]
Vote Housing is a national non-partisan campaign with thousands of people and organizations across the country who are pledging to vote for candidates who support investing in affordable housing and ending homelessness.
In Canada, 1.7 million households live in a home that is either unaffordable, overcrowded and/or needs major repairs, while 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on any given night. Further, 36 per cent of Canadians have been homeless themselves or know someone who has been homeless. [More]
As this past hot, dry, and smoky summer has made abundantly clear — the devastating impacts of climate change are already here, and we need representatives in Ottawa that are going to take the climate crisis seriously, the organization stand.earth says. It argues:
Real climate leadership means understanding that we need to phase out our dependency on oil, not deepen it. And that has to start with cancelling the Trans Mountain pipeline. [More]
One of the calls in this federal election is to increase the taxes of the super wealthy. The letter send to candidates across the country argues:
As our nation takes stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no returning to the way things were. Too many have gotten sick and died. At the pandemic’s peak, 5.5 million lost jobs, or had their hours cut, putting their homes, livelihoods and futures at stake. What is clear is the pandemic has been made much worse by the entrenched crises preceding it. Deep inequality has meant the virus hurt those who were already struggling economically most, while those at the top continued to grow their wealth. [More]