Canadian Foreign Policy

By Bianca Mugyenyi, ricochet, Feb. 25, 2021

To mark Black History Month, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute is focusing on Canada’s role in Haiti, a country born through a revolution that was central to liberating Africans from slavery around the world.

Today, Haitians are confronted with a different kind of subjugation, as the country’s impoverished masses face a ruthless U.S.- and Canada-backed dictatorship. It is time for Canadians of conscience to challenge the federal government’s policy.

In early February, a week before Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse extended his term in defiance of the constitution and popular will, CFPI organized a letter-writing campaign calling on Ottawa to stop supporting the return of Duvalierism in Haiti (Duvalier, father and…