The Canadian Elections
As the federal election campaign concludes
By Keith Jones, 21 October 2019
The actions of the incoming government will be determined not by its bogus election promises, but by the needs of Canada’s ruling class under conditions of economic crisis, great-power conflict and mounting working-class opposition.
By Roger Jordan, 19 October 2019
The unions are presenting the Conservatives as a singular threat to working people, so as to drum up votes for the big business Liberals.
By Keith Jones, 9 June 2018
Ontario’s Ford-led Conservative government will quickly come into headlong conflict with the working class, as the ruling elite uses it to push politics across Canada far to the right.
By Keith Jones, 5 June 2018
The Star’s endorsement signals that an important faction of Canada’s ruling elite now believes an NDP-led Ontario government will be the best means to suppress the class struggle, while boosting the “competitiveness” of big business.
By Roger Jordan, 1 June 2018
Under conditions of a global resurgence of the class struggle, Klein has intervened in the Ontario election campaign to try to refurbish the NDP’s tattered “left” credentials and resuscitate illusions in the failed national-reformist perspective.
By Roger Jordan, 19 May 2018
The right-wing populist Doug Ford has, thus far, been the principal beneficiary of the popular anger against Ontario’s trade union-backed, big business Liberal government.
By Carl Bronski, 23 February 2016
Having led a “Harper Lite” campaign advocating austerity, no tax hikes on the rich, and increased military spending, NDP leader Tom Mulcair now claims to be battling social inequality.
By Roger Jordan, 3 December 2015
Under the guise of combating terrorism, Canada is expanding its role in the Mideast war and considering increased assistance to France’s military intervention in Africa.
By Roger Jordan, 5 November 2015
The Liberals, no less than Stephen Harper and his Conservatives, will implement the agenda of big business and come into sharp conflict with the working class.
By Roger Jordan, 2 November 2015
Commentators have noted the similarity between the Alberta NDP’s infrastructure investment program and that advocated by Canada’s incoming big business Liberal government.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 29 October 2015
The NDP leadership has reacted to the party’s electoral rout by declaring its full support for the party’s pro-austerity federal leader, Tom Mulcair.
By Keith Jones, 22 October 2015
The unions and the NDP promoted the lie that the Liberal Party was an ally of working people in the fight against the Harper government.
By Keith Jones, 20 October 2015
The pro-austerity campaign mounted by the social-democratic NDP and unions enabled the big business Liberals to fraudulently pose as the proponents of “progressive” change.
By Felix Gauthier, 19 October 2015
Harper’s promotion of extreme Cold War anti-communism is part of the crafting of an explicitly right-wing, bellicose nationalism that better corresponds to Canadian imperialism’s current needs.
the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 19 October 2015
A union-backed “progressive” government, whether formed by the Liberals or the NDP, or involving an alliance between them, will be an instrument of big business for attacking the working class.
By Keith Jones, 17 October 2015
Canada’s election campaign has illustrated the extent to which the traditional political structures are impervious to the needs of working people, and the ruling elite indifferent and hostile to fundamental democratic principles.
By Richard Dufour, 15 October 2015
Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe cited Québec Solidaire’s support in pressing for an even wider ban on the niqab than that proposed by Harper and his Conservatives.
By Keith Jones, 14 October 2015
NDP leader Tom Mulcair has said that should no party emerge on October 19 with a parliamentary majority, his party would be ready to form a government with the Liberals.
By Carl Bronski, 13 October 2015
The opposition parties’ unwillingness to attack the government over the Saudi arms deal demonstrates their fear of raising any issue which could endanger Canada’s alliance with the US.
By Keith Jones, 10 October 2015
As the campaign for Canada’s election enters its final days, Prime Minister Harper is doubling down on his reactionary and Islamophobic, anti-niqab campaign.
By Roger Jordan, 8 October 2015
The NDP campaign has been aimed at demonstrating to big business that it will uphold Canadian capital’s interests as energetically and ruthlessly as its Liberal and Conservative rivals.
By Roger Jordan, 26 September 2015
Canada’s political establishment is united in supporting the expansion of Canada’s military so it can continue to serve as a major Pentagon partner.
By Roger Jordan, 21 September 2015
Even many media pundits have conceded last Thursday’s debate only served to highlight just how narrow are the differences between the big business Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP.
By Keith Jones, 18 September 2015
The pro-Quebec independence Bloc Québécois is trumpeting its support for Canada’s role in the latest Mideast war, as it seeks to muster votes for the October 19 federal election.
By Dylan Lubao, 15 September 2015
The trade union-backed NDP is denouncing the Liberals’ plan to finance infrastructure projects through deficit spending as “fiscally irresponsible.”
By Dylan Lubao, 8 September 2015
A strong supporter of Egypt’s authoritarian government, Canada has only made muted appeals for the release of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
By Keith Jones, 5 September 2015
The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper rebuffed efforts by a woman living in Vancouver to rescue her Syrian relatives, including three-year-old Alan Kurdi.
By Roger Jordan, 31 August 2015
CUPW President Mike Palecek is helping lead the unions’ campaign to replace the Conservatives with a government formed by the pro-austerity NDP and/or Liberals.
By Roger Jordan, 27 August 2015
NDP leader Mulcair has responded to mounting economic turbulence by reaffirming his party’s commitment to “fiscal responsibility.”
By Roger Jordan, 21 August 2015
Mulcair’s praise for the former British Prime Minister is a damning indictment of the trade unions and pseudo-left forces who claim that the NDP offers a progressive alternative.
By Roger Jordan, 19 August 2015
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair reinforced his party’s commitment to big business as he unveiled the party’s candidate to challenge the Conservatives in upcoming elections.
By Roger Jordan, 17 August 2015
Harper seeks to exploit the threat of terrorism to undermine democratic rights within Canada and step up Ottawa’s military interventions around the world.
By Roger Jordan, 7 August 2015
The NDP is making vague promises of “change” to working people, while reassuring big business that it will keep taxes low and balance the budget.
By Keith Jones and Roger Jordan, 3 August 2015
Harper used his first campaign speech to serve notice he will run a hard-right campaign, highlighting his government’s austerity record and its aggressive foreign policy.
By Dylan Lubao and Roger Jordan, 23 July 2015
The collaboration between high-level NDP, Liberal and trade union operatives highlights the preparations for a possible coalition government after this October’s federal election.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 10 June 2015
Bill C-51 dramatically expands the power of the national security apparatus to spy on and suppress opposition to the elite and its agenda of austerity and war.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 29 May 2015
Should the NDP form Canada’s next government, it will uphold the interests of the Canadian bourgeoisie no less ruthlessly than the Conservatives or Liberals.