Quebec cement truck drivers fight for equal wages

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

ST.-HUBERT, Quebec — Twenty-five cement truck drivers locked out by Demix Beton in this Montreal suburb are fighting for equal wages and benefits with drivers working for the same company in nearby Longueuil and Lasalle. The drivers belong to the…


Quebec meeting celebrates fight against 1970 War Measures Act

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020
Militant  coverage of Nov. 21, 1981, Ottawa rally of 100,000 workers. Working people in Quebec and across Canada defeated rulers’ 1970 repression, spurring struggles for Quebec national rights, advancing united labor battles and helped build the communist movement in Canada.

MONTREAL — A special Militant Labor Forum organized here Oct. 17 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the accomplishments of the communist movement in helping lead the fight against the capitalist rulers’ imposition of the War Measures Act. The speakers were…


After one-day strike, pharmacy workers locked out in Quebec

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020

VARENNES, Quebec — After a one-day strike here Sept. 23, some 700 workers, members of the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) at the warehouse for the Jean Coutu pharmacy chain in Quebec, found themselves locked out the next day.…



‘Speak out against blaming Jews for COVID-19 spread’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

MONTREAL — Jews in the Montreal area — and in other areas in Canada, the U.S. and beyond — are being attacked and scapegoated on anti-Semitic charges of spreading the COVID-19 epidemic. The Quebec government has put the province on…


Locked-out Regina refinery workers fight to defend pensions

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

Over 700 workers at the Coop Refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan, are fighting to defend their pensions. They were locked out Dec. 5 after they voted overwhelmingly to strike. Unifor, the workers union, mobilized hundreds of members from across Canada Jan.…


Canadian election reflects crisis of capitalist rulers

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

MONTREAL — “The outcome of the Oct. 21 Canadian federal elections further deepened the crisis of Canada’s capitalist rulers,” explained Steve Penner at the Nov. 2 Militant Labor Forum here. “It puts them into an even weaker position to implement…


Quebec workers strike senior residences for $15 minimum pay

Vol. 83/ No. 28 - August 5, 2019

MONTREAL — Some 950 workers in 10 private senior residences went on strike here, in Quebec City and six other towns in Quebec. The walkout, a weeklong in most places, continued through July 20. “Our main demand is for a…


Canada postal workers strike over pay equality, health care

Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Some 50,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers began a series of rotating strikes Oct. 22. One- or two-day walkouts have been organized in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Halifax. The…


B.C.: Hard rock miners strike to demand union rights for temps

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia — Some 210 hard rock miners are on strike in this province’s Cariboo region in a fight to strengthen and unify their union. The strike began May 23, three hours after Imperial Metals Corporation, the mine’s…