A growing number of voices are criticizing Canadian policy in Haiti and a petition to be read in Parliament on Monday will shine a light on the historical roots of the issue. In recent weeks many groups and individuals have criticized Canadian support for a dictator who is actively opposed by the overwhelming majority of... Continue Reading →
Will any MPs criticize Ottawa’s support for dictatorship in Haiti?
The Liberals’ commitment to a neo-Duvalierist dictatorship in Haiti is being tested. Hopefully Black History Month offers opposition parties an opportunity to finally echo growing grassroots criticism of Canadian policy in the hemisphere’s poorest country. Since Monday a squatter has been occupying the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince. On Sunday evening Supreme Court Justice Joseph Mecene... Continue Reading →
Haiti petition challenges foreign policy apparatus
While it may seem to be a simple call to release documents, Solidarité Québec-Haïti’s House of Commons petition is an indictment of Canada’s entire foreign policy/media apparatus. In my research about Canadian foreign policy I have come across no equivalent to the “Ottawa Initiative on Haiti”. In early 2003 the federal government organized a private... Continue Reading →
The word they won’t use to describe Canada’s role in Haiti
“Say my name, say my name If no one is around you Say baby I love you If you ain’t runnin’ game Say my name, say my name You actin’ kinda shady Ain’t callin’ me baby” -- Destiny’s Child Something you can’t name is very difficult to talk about. Canada’s role in Haiti... Continue Reading →
Remarkable Haitian revolt targets Canada
Haiti is the site of the most sustained popular uprising among many that are currently sweeping the globe. It’s also the most explicitly anti-imperialist, which is part of the reason why it has received the least coverage. For six weeks much of Port-au-Prince has been shuttered in the longest in a series of strikes since... Continue Reading →
Time for direct action international solidarity
How do we make people question the lies they have been told? How do we make our voices heard? Direct action democracy is required. In order to show politicians, the media and even many progressives that some of us are hostile to Canadian foreign policy we need to raise our voices and be disruptive in... Continue Reading →
Trudeau ‘feminizes’ support for corrupt and repressive Haitian president
The Trudeau Liberals are attempting to “feminize” their support of an illegitimate government hated by the vast majority of Haitians. And Radio-Canada seems to have fallen for it. After Radio-Canada published a story about nine of eighteen ministers in Jovenel Moïse’s newly proposed government being women, Haitian Canadian feminist Jennie-Laure Sully replied, “Haitians of all... Continue Reading →
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