Central Committee, Communist Party of Canada
290A Danforth Ave.
May 28, 2009
RE: Greeting on the Occasion of the 88th Anniversary of the Communist Party of Canada
On behalf of the Young Communist League of Canada, we would like to extend our warmest comradely greetings, congratulations and solidarity on the occasion of the 88th anniversary of the Communist Party of Canada.
Throughout the history of the Communist movement in Canada, the relationship between the Communist Party and the Young Communist League, including its various predecessors, has taken on a variety of forms. But this relationship has always been characterized by a strong sense of unity of purpose and ideology, solidarity and friendship.
On this day we are reminded that many of those comrades formed our beloved party so many years ago in a barn near Guelph, Ontario, were young workers inspired by the triumph of the Russian workers and peasants revolution and the establishment of the Soviet Union in 1917.
Throughout history ever since young people have played an important role in each of the most significant struggles taken on by the Communist Party. Some examples include the famous On-to-Ottawa Trek, the heroic Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, solidarity with the struggles of the Vietnamese people, and the fightback against the NAFTA sellout.
Today the Young Communist League continues to stand with the Communist Party in our struggles for peace, jobs, education, democratic rights, Canadian sovereignty, a democratic solution to the national question, and, of course, socialism.
We look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship between our two organizations and working collectively to build a strong, united pan-Canadian Communist movement.
Central Executive Committee, Young Communist League of Canada