Coffee with the Communist Party of Canada



Miguel Figueroa and I'm the leader of the Communist Party of Canada we have a view of politics which is obviously different than most of the mainstream parties that are narrow electroless parties they consider that change comes only through the ballot box we think that elections are important that's why we're participating that's why we're running 26 or so candidates across the country you're advancing a program of a platform which calls for policies that put people's needs before corporate greed we're calling for a number of measures to increase the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hour to strengthen the rights of workers and trade unions to to organize and to end to bargain and to strike when necessary we also call for doubling the corporate tax rate in this country you know under successive liberal and Tory governments I have been cutting and cutting and cutting the taxes on on the largest corporations and the big banks in our view it should be restored to at least the level it was a decade and a half ago namely a 30-percent corporate tax rate right now Canada has virtually the lowest tax rate on big big money the capital anywhere in the in the advanced capitalist world so we could certainly afford to do that and we also course cult for cutting the military budget which is a really bloated budget particularly under the Harper government over twenty billion dollars a year that's going into the military tied to large extent to our membership in NATO and involving Canada in wars of aggression and military interventions around the world so we would also are strongly in favor of rearmed reorienting our foreign policy towards a policy of peace and harmony it is a very wealthy country both in terms of human resources and the educated workforce well-trained workforce but also in terms of our natural resources so we would nationalize at key industries including iron and steel obviously our energy and natural resources in many respects we're pretty happy with what we've been able to achieve even though their modest gains and even though we're really strapped for resources as I indicated earlier nevertheless we think that we're making lots of progress




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  1. United forever in friendship and labour,
    Our mighty republics will ever endure.
    The Great Soviet Union will live through the ages.
    The dream of a people their fortress secure.

    Long live our Soviet motherland,
    Built by the people's mighty hand.
    Long live our people, united and free.
    Strong in our friendship tried by fire.
    Long may our crimson flag inspire,
    Shining in glory for all men to see.

    Through days dark and stormy where Great Lenin lead us
    Our eyes saw the bright sun of freedom above
    And Stalin our leader with faith in the people,
    Inspired us to build up the land that we love.

    Long live our Soviet motherland,
    Built by the people's mighty hand.
    Long live our people, united and free.
    Strong in our friendship tried by fire.
    Long may our crimson flag inspire,
    Shining in glory for all men to see.

    We fought for the future, destroyed the invaders,
    And brought to our homeland the laurels of fame.
    Our glory will live in the memory of nations
    And all generations will honour her name.

    Long live our Soviet motherland,
    Built by the people's mighty hand.
    Long live our people, united and free.
    Strong in our friendship tried by fire.
    Long may our crimson flag inspire,
    Shining in glory for all men to see.

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