Canada says one thing and does the opposite in Haiti. Despite Justin Trudeau saying Haitians must approve the solutions to their country’s crisis, in practice Canada simply imposes authoritarian measures. Last week Labour Against the Arms Trade tweeted, “on Tuesday, the last 10 remaining senators in Haiti’s parliament officially left office, leaving the country without... Continue Reading →
Time for Trudeau to follow his own advice on Haiti
What is the name for someone who speaks the words people want to hear, but then does the exact opposite? Politician, statesman, hypocrite, Justin Trudeau? At the United Nations in New York the Canadian prime minister recently declared, “we cannot continue to see external elements no matter how well-meaning try to determine the future of... Continue Reading →
Haitians have no reason to trust Canadian ‘assistance’
If the Canadian government was really trying to “help” Haiti solve its political and insecurity crisis it would criticize police who kill protesters. In recent days Ottawa has aggressively taken up the Haitian cause. On Wednesday Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations Bob Rae met the president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, to talk... Continue Reading →
Canada must withdraw from racist Core Group
It is remarkable how easily the Canadian government gets away with blatant racism in its international affairs. This country is part of a racist colonial alliance in Haiti yet few antiracist activists are even aware of the Core Group. Last week prominent Haitian political commentator Madame Boukman Justice 4 Haiti tweeted: “The all-white Core Group... Continue Reading →
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