YCL-LJC Canada’s 25th Convention Video

The Convention was held Sept. 24 to 26 at the University of Toronto campus.

This is a series of interviews with YCL delegates from across Canada accompanied by pictures of the convention.

The Convention concluded a seven-month period of ideological mobilization by the League on important questions about the youth and student fight back and the role of the YCL. This included oral and written discussion. Six discussion bulletins of comments from outgoing leadership, members, clubs, committees, and friends who are non-members were completed and circulated.

The convention debated over a hundred amendments to the main political resolution sent by YCL clubs, committees, and individual comrades;

The convention confirmed the main thesis of the report: The global economic crisis, transferred through the policies of the Harper Conservatives, is the primary attack that the youth and people’s movements must unite and combat.

The convention confirmed that the proposed priority areas of struggle for the YCL with one significant change: it instructed the League to make the broader question of the environmental struggle a priority, rather than the narrower proposal to involve the YCL in the climate change movement.

The areas of struggle for the YCL are: young workers, peace and anti-imperialism, the student movement, and the environment.

The convention confirmed and elaborated that the YCL demand for a Charter of Youth Rights as a basis for unity of the youth in the struggle. It added the demand for education as a right of youth, in addition to Peace; Jobs; Democracy; A democratic solution to the national question; Recreation, culture, sports; A healthy environment; and Full equality.

The new Central Committee of the YCL made an evaluation that the convention was a great success, with vigorous, comprehensive, theoretically informed and generally action-oriented discussion by delegates, as well as healthy level of democracy and a strong sense of unity in the organization. The convention sent a bold demand for a stronger, more united and more militant youth and student movement in Canada, fighting for peace, jobs, accessible education, the environment, and a charter of youth rights!

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