CPC(ML) on March 31, 2000, celebrated 30 years since its
founding in 1970.
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the Central
Committee of the Party issued a communiqué with the title: "There
Is Such a Party!". We reprint the communiqué herewith:
On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the founding
of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), we send our warmest
revolutionary greetings to all the Party members across the country, to its
supporters, friends and fellow-travellers.
We greet the Canadian working class and people with whom for
thirty years and more we have shared weal and woe. We especially thank the
hundreds and thousands of workers, women and youth who have stood with us in
the class battles which have taken place throughout this period, supporting the
projects and initiatives which the Party has put forward year in and year out
so as to open society's path to progress. Without the concrete support of our
class, our women and youth, we would not be here today. The fact that this
support has come to us in the most needed manner at the most decisive and
difficult moments of our history, has permitted us to carry out our
responsibilities at each and every stage. It is the generosity and class
partisanship embodied in these manifestations of support which permits us today
to express the confidence that we will achieve our aim of turning the historic
successes achieved to date into final victory.
On this occasion, on behalf of our entire Party, it is also
our honour to express our warmest revolutionary greetings to all our fraternal
comrades all over the world with whom we share the responsibilities which we
have in common for the victory of our cause. Without their support and struggle
over these thirty years, our work would have been impossible.
We also take this occasion to reiterate our support for the
peoples everywhere who are waging a life and death struggle against imperialism
and all reaction and for the right to their own development, independence,
freedom, peace and justice. Our hearts go out to all those who are in the eye
of the storm, be it in Asia, Africa, Latin America or the imperialist
heartlands. To the peoples who are the targets of brutal imperialist blockades
and aggression, our red salute! The heroic resistance struggles of the people
of Cuba, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Vietnam and other countries
inspires us to do our duty. The progress they are making to consolidate their
achievements in spite of the difficulties they face shows us that the militant
rejection of what is not acceptable is the starting point of progress. They
remind us that because it must be done, it can be done!
On this occasion, our deepest respects go to the memory of our founder and
leader, our comrade and friend, Comrade Hardial Bains. Comrade Bains provided
us with the quality we represent today, the quality that the Party's word is
its deed. Like our song says, Your life, Dear Comrade, finds expression in
us. In the Struggle. In the Party. In the Seventh Congress. ... This is the
Party of Hardial Bains. We dedicate our thirtieth anniversary year to you
and pledge to step up our work to realise the aims we took up together thirty
To all the comrades who have passed away, our deepest respects.
On this occasion of our thirtieth anniversary, with utmost
pride we can say, There Is Such a Party! In this world which
worships the phrase, like all the real problems of life, quality itself is
reduced to a phrase. But we set ourselves the task to create a new kind of
communist in the course of carrying out the projects which are necessary to
open society's path to progress. As a result, our work has given rise to the
kind of momentum required to defeat the retrogressive liquidationist pressure
the bourgeoisie, imperialism and all reaction are imposing on the society and
on the peoples of the world today. This is a force which refuses to conciliate
with what is Old and on this basis brings what is New into being.
Out of all the agenda we set for ourselves, the creation of
such a human force which takes up for solution the problems facing the society
is the crucial factor. This is a force which does not place its individual
needs as society's agenda. It is a force made up of human beings who, in spite
of themselves, rise above all that is profaned. Taking the most advanced things
in human relationships, it is a force whose social project puts human beings
and their well-being at the centre. Our Party's Word is its Deed. It is
such a party the working class requires today.
During this overall period of degeneration in which terrible
pressure is put on people to succumb to everything which is negative in the
society, our Party calls on the working class, women and youth to stand firm.
The working class must constitute itself as the nation and vest sovereignty in
the people. It can do so if it takes up the alternative CPC(M-L) has put
forward for political renewal and a modern constitution; its programme Stop
Paying the Rich - Increase Funding for Social Programmes.
For our part, we confidently declare to our class, our
women and youth: For more than three decades we have been in the forefront of
leading those battles which are absolutely necessary so that the society can
make progress. We put the aim of the society as the first aim of our lives and
this is what gives rise to the quality required of a communist worthy of the
name. So long as there are people such as you and there is a struggle against
oppression, communists such as us will be there.
Today it is our honour to answer the question: What have we
achieved? We declare that as a result of our work, human integrity is what we
have achieved. It is the integrity of those who with utmost pride in their
Party and in their class, implement their own decisions!
Hail the 30th Anniversary of the Founding of
Long Live our Party! Long Live Our Class!
Workers of All Countries, Unite!