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International Women’s Day

Politics, Labour and Culture

IWD Guelph 2017 - Poster


Liz Rowley – Communist Party of Canada
Laura Maclure – Guelph and District Labour Council
Dr. Saba Safdar – Pyschology Professor, University of Guelph
Helen Kennedy – Former Chair , CUPE National Women’s Committee

Wednesday March 8

4 – 6 pm

MacKinnon Room 116

University of Guelph

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The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution

Liz Hill – Canadian Network on Cuba

Miguel Figueroa – Communist Party of Canada

February 16th

6:00 – 8:00 pm

University Centre, Room 442

University of Guelph


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Doctor Norman Bethune. Credit: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

People’s Voice is sponsoring the celebrations honouring the Gravenhurst-born Doctor Norman Bethune, who was a pioneer and innovator in medical surgeries for tuberculosis. Father of the Canadian Medicare practised medicine for the benefit of the majority of the people following his profound humanist and internationalist spirit.

What: Norman Bethune Day Dinner!

$5 tickets, door prize includes trip for 2 to Cuba!

Dinner, drinks, music, poetry and more

When: Saturday February 25th 730pm

Where: 290 Danforth Ave TORONTO (Greektown). Subway Chester

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/201882110286341/

“Medicine, as we are practising it, is a luxury trade. We are selling bread at the price of jewels… Let us take the profit, the private economic profit, out of medicine, and purify our profession of rapacious individualism… Let us say to the people not ‘How much have you got?’ but ‘How best can we serve you?”

Norman Bethune

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January 19, 6:00 p.m. University Centre Room 103 University of Guelph

The Communist Party of Canada and the Guelph Young Communist League have organized this event to analyse the origins and consequences of Trump’s presidency. Further details of the event can be found on this Facebook page.poster

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Saving public services:
Hydro One and Canada Post. Nov 14, 7:00pm #UofG, University Centre 335

Saving public services:

Hydro One and Canada Post

Hello Guelph,
We are bringing two keynote speakers to analyse the importance of defending good quality public services and jobs.
These are the details:
– Speaker on Hydro One: Dave McKee (Leader of Communist Party of Ontario)
– Speaker on Canada Post: Tom Garbatt (CUPW Ontario Regional Office)
– Location: University of Guelph, University Center, Room 335
– Time: Nov. 14th at 7:00 pm

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Poster of Yves Engler’s Canadian touring campaign about his latest book: “A propaganda system: how Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation“. Photo credit: People’s Voice

A Propaganda System: How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation.

Book Launch by the renowned author Yves Engler

This Thursday at 5:30 pm in MacKinnon 227, at the University of Guelph

Facebook Event

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“The book traces the long history of government information control during war, including formal censorship, as well as extreme media bias on topics ranging from Haiti to Palestine, investment agreements to the mining industry. The book also details the corporate elite’s funding for university programs and think tanks”

Peace Alliance Winnipeg News

“The latest book from renowned author Yves Engler reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation”

Fernwood Publishing

“Yves became a foreign-policy expert by working as a night doorman in Montreal…He’s in the mould of I. F. Stone, who wasted no time with politicians, who all have an agenda, but went instead straight to the public record”.

Rick Salutin, Globe and Mail

“Truth is often a casualty in politics. Thankfully, there’s Yves Engler—Canada’s version of Noam Chomsky—to set the record straight when political spin morphs into historical fact”

Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight

Join the Guelph Young Communist League, OPIRG Guelph and the CFRU 93.3 Community Radio for a discussion with Yves Engler on his new book!

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 #Brexit Forum

 Thursday, July 28th, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
290 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N6, Canada

Much controversy surrounds the Brexit vote even amongst the left.

At this event, our speakers will be discussing the context & key reasons why Leave won, arguments for Remain, the response by the capitalist class & that of the left, and propsects.

Tim Heffernan (Socialist Alternative)
Migiel Figueroa (Communist Party of Canada)

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Pay More Get Less


Info Night & Discussion

Discussion & Info Night


(Right in the middle of the University of Guelph campus, near the Cannon)

Tuesday Nov. 4

7 – 9 p.m.


Let’s stop $25.4 million in budget cuts!

Hear from speakers about the privatisation of our education in Ont and how to fight back


  • Sonali Menezes and Sonia Chwalek on budget cuts and tuition fee increases at the University of Guelph
  • Alastair Woods on the fight back in Ontario against tuition fee increases
  • Alain Savard on the 2012 Quebec Student Strike

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Friday October 17th, 2014. At 1:00 p.m.

Liz Sandals’ office, 173 Woolwich Street, Guelph

Raise Welfare and Disability Rates Now!

Guelph is joining the Raise the Rates Provincial Week of Action to Confront Poverty in Ontario – October 13-20.

Please join us as we rally in Guelph to demand living wages, decent income, the reversing of cutbacks and adequate and secure ODSP benefits.

All welcome!

This is a family friendly rally. Guelph Transit tickets are available upon request.

For more information: volunteer@opirgguelph.org


Local decisions matter: what we can do here in Guelph in the next elections?

                                                          SOS MEETING                                                                          MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND THE QUALITY OF OUR SOCIAL SERVICES

We are concerned for the quality of our public services, and would like to act accordingly. We have made some research, and have found out that some candidates do care on defending the quality of our education.

                           Date and time: September 30, 2014. 5:30 p.m.

    Location: University Centre. Room 429. University of Guelph


  • Designation of meeting’s chair
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Open issue(s):
    1. Preparation of public forum to inform Guelph citizens on the choices we can make on the municipal elections:
      1. Consideration of the “We Are Guelph” platform
      2. Invitation to candidates running for school trustees, city councillors and mayor
      3. Selection of location and date
      4. Advertising it
    2.  In the event that workers at the Nippon Sheet Glass factory enter in strike
      1. Brief analysis of the situation
      2. Ways to support them
  • New business
  • Next meeting

In the meantime, let’s check the platform of We Are Guelph, what do they stand for, and to learn which Guelph candidates are endorsing and promoting the quality of social services

Website: http://weareguelph.ca/


Save Canada Post Rally


Save Canada Post Rally

 Saturday, September 20, 1:00pm

511 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto

(Eglinton-Lawrence constituency office of MP & Finance Minister, Joe Oliver)

“We need to stop Stephen Harper’s plan to eliminate home mail delivery and the increase in the price of postage.”

Join us, bring placards, banners, musical instruments and noise makers. Bring your friends!


Save Our Services: Local Services Under Attack

SOS Event
Date: Wednesday August 6, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Guelph Public Library
Address: 100 Norfolk – 2nd Floor

Come and attend the Public Forum on local services under attack.  Hear from transit and postal union workers who are facing a lock out and cuts to services here in Guelph!