For immediate publication | Canada in Haiti, Core Group and Neo-colonialism
Trudeau Haiti conference reinforces support for illegitimate leader and Core Group
On Friday Justin Trudeau, Mélanie Joly and Harjit Sajjan are hosting a conference to endorse illegitimate Haitian leader Ariel Henry. The Canadian sponsored conference seeks to undercut a broad civil society forum known as the “Commission for a Haitian Solution to the Crisis”.
“A tweet put Ariel Henry in power”, explained Monique Clesca, a member of the 13-person Commission for a Haitian Solution to the Crisis, in a recent CBC article headlined “Haitian commission sends message to Canada, U.S. — stop meddling in our government”.
“The Core Group of foreign ambassadors in Haiti appointed Ariel Henry”, noted Canadian Foreign Policy Institute director Bianca Mugyenyi. “Henry hasn’t been sworn in by any legitimate Haitian body.”
The “Core Group” is made up of the ambassadors of the US, Canada, France, Brazil, Spain and Germany as well as representatives of the European Union, United Nations and Organization of American States.
“Just imagine the Congolese, Indonesian, Nigerian and Filipino ambassadors releasing a collective statement on who should be prime minister of Canada. How would Canadians feel about that?”, added Jean Saint-Vil from Solidarité Québec-Haiti.
“The Core Group of foreign ambassadors has been dictating Haitians affairs for far too long”, noted Mugyenyi. “Friday’s conference is designed to reinforce US and Canadian domination of Haiti.”
“Insecurity is a major issue in Haiti”, explained Turenne Joseph from Solidarité Québec-Haiti. “But the country’s sovereignty being constantly attacked is a far more fundamental obstacle to Haitian prosperity.”
– January 20, 2022 –
For more information:
Reference on the holding of the international ministerial meeting on Haiti with illegitimate leader Ariel Henry: Global Affairs Canada
https://bit.ly/GACforeignMinistersMeetingOnHaiti | https://bit.ly/GACstatementOnInternationalMinisterialMeetingOnHaiti
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