Friday, April 08, 2011

BKACPP - Communist Party of Canada

Party Name: Communist Party of Canada

Tag Line:
  • For peace, jobs, sovereignty and democracy

Leader (Location):
  • Miguel Figueroa (Davenport, ON)

Date of Founding:
  • May 1921

2008 election:
  • 24 candidates
  • 3,572 total votes
  • 10th of 19 parties

Notable History:
  • "Figueroa v. Attorney-General of Canada resulted in the courts declaring several sections of the Elections Act unconstitutional, including a precedent-setting judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada in June 2003 which struck down the 50-candidate rule as the threshold for federal party registration in Canada."

Biggest Issues:
  • "Our goal is a socialist Canada, in which resources and economic wealth are socially owned and democratically controlled by the working people, not private capitalists."

Intriguing statement on website:
  • "Scrap the Drug Patent Act (which guarantees mega-profits for the big drug companies, and high costs for health care), and build a publicly-owned pharmaceutical sector. Expand Medicare to include eye, dental, pharmacare and long-term care. Stop the “war on drugs”; treat addiction as a medical problem, not a criminal act."

Extraordinary statement on website:
  • "the Conservative party ‑ the preferred party of monopoly capital ‑ is the most dangerous threat to peace, democracy, and workers’ rights. They must go… now!"

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