|Take one minute to stand in solidarity with the Haitian people by emailing Canada’s foreign minister and opposition critics to say, “No Canadian military intervention in Haiti”.|
|On November 1 the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute will be hosting the webinar “Crisis and Uprising” featuring Haitian-Canadian activist Jean Saint-Vil, poet El Jones and Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti director Brian Concannon.|
October 17, 2022
No Canadian military intervention in Haiti, demands public letter
On Saturday Canada’s Prime Minister, defence minister and foreign ministers all tweeted about a Canadian military transport plane delivering armoured vehicles to the Haitian police. The cargo plane landed in Port-au-Prince with a US Air Force aircraft and takes place as the US and Canada push for a new military intervention into the Caribbean nation. Today the UN Security Council is expected to debate a US resolution calling for the deployment of a rapid action force to Haiti.
“Most Haitians are opposed to another foreign military intervention”, said Bianca Mugyenyi, Director of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. “They have been calling for Canada and the US to respect their sovereignty and stop dictating to them, not another foreign military occupation.”
For two months large protests and blockades have been calling for the illegitimate Canadian backed prime minister Ariel Henry to go. Henry was appointed to lead Haiti 15 months ago by the Core Group, which consists of the representatives of the US, Canada, France, Spain, Brazil, EU, UN and OAS.
“If Ottawa wants to help Haitians they should stop propping up Ariel Henry and withdraw from the Core Group”, added Mugyenyi.
At protests and online Haitians regularly denounce Canada. Last Monday demonstrators tried to march on the Canadian embassy in Port-au-Prince and a week earlier an activist in Petit-Goâve told an interviewer they refuse to continue living under an “imperialist and colonialist system” imposed by the US, France, Canada, UN and Core Group. In Port-au-Prince two weeks ago a demonstrator carried a large wooden cross — as if crucified — bearing images of Canada, France and the US while last month protesters in aux Cayes marched with a casket draped with those three countries flags and a picture of Ariel Henry.
“Get out. Haitians have been telling Canada, the United States, Europe to get out”, explained Haitian-Canadian community leader, Jean Saint-Vil, who will be participating in an upcoming Canadian Foreign Policy Institute webinar on the “Crisis and Uprising: Canada’s role in Haiti”.
In 2004 US, French and Canadian forces helped overthrow Haiti’s elected government. After the foreign sponsored coup, a UN force occupied the Caribbean nation for 13 years. UN forces engaged in widespread sexual misconduct and through their reckless sanitation practices introduced cholera to the country, which killed over 10 000.
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