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Canadian capitalism is mortally wounded
The Canadian government is rushing into its “recovery” phase, anxious to “get back to normal”. Not only will this attempt come up against the reality of coronavirus, but also the expectations of Canadian workers, the majority of whom recognize the need for fundamental changes.
Update on the Economic and Political Situation in Canada 2017
Relative calm and stability have seemed to define Canadian politics in a world marked by crisis, instability, abrupt shocks and sharp polarization. International commentators have highlighted the strength of the political “centre” in Canada. The Economist even ran an article titled “Canada: The last Liberals” after the victory of Donald Trump in the American elections […]
Where is the class struggle heading in Trudeau’s Canada?
The decade long rule of the Harper regime has come to an end. The Trudeau Liberals have formed a majority government, sweeping through eastern Canada and making large advances in Quebec and Ontario. Many Canadians heaved a sigh of relief as the election results came in. The perception is that the days of Harper’s right-wing […]
Canada’s housing bubble at bursting point
A Market Out of Touch with Reality Through the spring and summer of 2015, Canadian housing prices – driven almost entirely by Toronto and Vancouver markets – saw feverish growth. In Toronto, the cost of homes ballooned 10 per cent from the previous year (in April, June, July, August and September), with even “unlivable” real […]
Fightback’s 2015 Political Perspectives
This year the Fightback editorial board is presenting our perspectives document as a tribute to our dearly departed comrade, Camilo Cahis. This document is traditionally published unattributed; but we are revealing that Camilo was the lead author in 2015. This is a testament to the abilities of the man, that he could be so creative […]
Draft Canadian Perspectives 2009: The Failure of Capitalism and the Need for a Socialist Alternative
Capitalism has failed. This fact conditions all future developments. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, all the mouthpieces of capitalism repeated the mantra, “socialism has failed, capitalism has won, there is no alternative.” Francis Fukuyama declared it was “the end of history.” Free-markets, privatization, corporate tax-cuts, deregulation, and outsourcing were seen as the only […]
Olympic spirit waning: Dismal perspectives for Vancouver and its 2010 Winter Games
After years of lies about the 2010 Winter Olympics and the prosperity they will bring to the city, province, and country, it’s no surprise that workers are a bit perplexed by the way things are really panning out. Despite promises of economic windfall, the games were wildly unpopular from the very beginning of the bidding […]
Fightback at the 2008 Miners’ Memorial Day: 90 years after Ginger Goodwin’s assasination
For the past 5 years, Marxists organized around the paper, Fightback, have taken upon themselves to reclaim the revolutionary tradition of the Miners’ Memorial Day weekend in Cumberland. Again this year, Fightback supporters were the only visibly organized youth contingent, with 5 comrades from Vancouver, one from Victoria, two American comrades from Portland, and one […]
Canadian Perspectives 2008 – Draft Discussion Document
Most people are familiar with the concept of equilibria. However, less know that there are two types of equilibria. The most common type occurs when a system tends to a certain point. Disturbances away from this point cause only temporary change before returning to the original state. This is known as a stable equilibrium. The […]