The past two years have been decisive ones in the history of our Organization. We have won important victories, the greatest of which is perhaps the knowledge and understanding we have gained to overcome our own ignorance in many fields. For communists, overcoming ignorance means reducing the influence of bourgeois ideology on one’s concepts and ideas. It means understanding more fully class struggle and the history of class struggle. It means mastering the lessons of the struggles waged in the past by the working-class movement.
The coming years will undoubtedly be even more decisive for the future of socialism in Canada and in the world. We are now armed with the Programme for the proletarian revolution in Canada. Our task is now to intensify the struggle to rally the working class around this Programme, to expose the opportunists and revisionists and move forward towards the creation of the party. In this way, when the bourgeois class is decisively rejected by the masses and will no longer be able to hang onto power, the communist forces will be able to provide the proletariat with correct leadership in its struggle for power. Our confidence that this is what the future holds is strengthened by the fact that already, in many specific struggles, we have been able to demonstrate in practice that the communist point of view is correct and is able to win over the most determined and clear-sighted workers.
There is another domain in which substantial progress is equally probable. There are many indications that the international communist movement will in the coming years win decisive victories over revisionism and make rapid progress towards political and organizational unity. Many parties and organizations have already taken up this task. We ourselves are fully committed to deepening our contribution to this historic struggle, following in the footsteps of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have fought and died to make socialism and communism a reality.
Our enthusiasm and unwavering confidence that the revolution will triumph are founded on the scientific truth of the inevitable downfall of capitalism. This enthusiasm and this confidence are renewed and amply confirmed by the victories already won and the possibilities that lie ahead.