MAY 16-31, 2013
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In an election night stunner, the BC Liberals overcame a big NDP lead in the polls to win a fourth straight majority on May 14th. A vicious anti‑NDP attack ad campaign and the enthusiastic support of the corporate media helped Premier Christy Clark win 50 seats out of 85 in the provincial legislature.
The Liberal share of the popular vote dropped slightly, from 45% in 2009 to 44% in this campaign, and the Premier was defeated in her own Vancouver‑Point Grey riding. But the expected split in the right‑wing vote did not materialize, since the BC Conservatives under John Cummins fell flat with less than five percent. That reflected a calculated move by decisive sections of big capital to unite behind Clark, who was not their favoured choice to lead the Liberals. . . .
Committee, Communist Party of
While Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and the media continue to press the idea that her minority government ‑ under pressure from the NDP ‑ delivered a progressive agenda in the May 2 budget, in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
This is a bankers' budget, written by and for the 1%. Delivered by former banker and current Finance Minister Charles Sousa, under the direction of former banker Don Drummond, it reprises almost the entire list of recommendations in the Drummond Report, starting with the proposal to slash social spending, continue slashing public sector jobs, and legislate across the broader public sector the wage and benefit cuts imposed on teachers and educational workers in January.
This includes pension reforms that aim to end the defined benefit pensions still common in the public sector, that have already been ripped out of private sector collective agreements. Further, the government has already signed agreements with the 5 biggest public pension plans banning additional contributions that might be required to maintain current pension benefits for retirees. This would result in pension cuts, most likely to occur in the next deep recession. . . .
By Jean Kenyon
A few days before Premier Kathleen Wynne's first budget came down, a family
tragedy occurred in
In response to this story, a
But the May 2 budget allocated only a little money, and was vague about how it would be used. Desperate families will be kept waiting a lot longer.
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4) ) SOLIDARITY WITH RAYMOND ROBINSON - Editorial
4) YORK FEDERATION OF
STUDENTS ENDORSES BDS CAMPAIGN
CELEBRATE SUPREME COURT RULING
3) 25 YEARS AFTER
B.C. LIBERALS PLAN MAJOR GIVEAWAY TO FOREST CORPORATIONS
COMMUNISTS DEBATE THE CRISIS AND THE FIGHTBACK
3) ONTARIO GOVERNMENT MUST RESIGN: LET ELECTORS
KILL BILL 115
3) STILL NO SOLUTION TO ABORIGINAL HOUSING CRISIS
3) NUP: A STEP FORWARD OR
JUST ANOTHER MERGER?
4) OMNIBUS BILL
"ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY" SAYS COUNCIL OF CANADIANS
3) END THE
AGGRESSION AGAINST SYRIA! STOP THE DRIVE TO WAR AGAINST IRAN!
4) THOUSANDS TO
SIT-IN AT B.C. LEGISLATURE
4) B.C. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
DEMAND A "FAIR DEAL NOW"
3) CRUCIAL QUEBEC
VOTE ON Sept. 4
MOVEMENTS FACE ELECTION CHALLENGE
3) STUDENTS AND
FEMINISTS RISE UP IN QUEBEC STRIKE
3) FEDERAL CUTS COST 22,000 AFFORDABLE HOMES EVERY
4) "WE WILL
NOT BE SILENT, WE WILL NOT GO BACK"
4) CANADA'S SECRET
BANK BAILOUT REVEALED
4) BC TEACHERS
SQUEEZED BY GOVERNMENT & LRB
4) BC TEACHERS
STRUGGLE ENTERS NEXT STAGE
4) CUTS HIT
DEEP IN TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
4) ONTARIO COMMUNISTS SAY "NO" TO DRUMMOND CUTS
4) LESS THAN
PROMISED FROM CLBC REVIEW
4) BLOCK THE TORY
COMMUNISTS CALL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH TEACHERS
4) GOOD NEWS/BAD
NEWS IN VANCOUVER VOTE
4) 4) TORY DICTATORS STEAMROLL OVER CWB
4) ONTARIO ELECTION
A HUGE SETBACK FOR TORIES
4) McGILL STRIKERS TURN UP THE HEAT ON EMPLOYER