I recently read a CBC News article entitled "Haitian Leaders Must Respect
Democracy: Cannon". While I whole heartedly agree with you, this statement
reveals the utter hypocrisy of the Conservative Party of Canada, the
Government of Canada and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under your
leadership. Given Canada's prominent role in the 2004 coup d'etat ousting
the democratically elected and overwhelmingly popular President Aristide,
your statement is simply hollow.
The Government of Canada's attitude toward Haitian democracy is clearly
one of contempt. How else explain Canada's neglect of the most basic needs
of a hopelessly immiserated and battered population? The Government of
Canada's response to January's tragedy came not in the form of solidarity,
but instead, in the consolidation of the repressive state apparatus. The
government's decision to provide $44 million to the Haitian police and
prison systems reveals both its complete indifference to human suffering
and the true nature of Canadian involvement in Haiti.
I would like to inform you that I for one am not fooled by your lofty
rhetoric and demagoguery.
The western powers may consider Haiti their personal play thing for the
extraction of profit, but the Haitian people have other ideas. I fully
support the Haitian people in their struggle for democracy and the defeat
of Canadian imperialism.
Indignant Rabble.ca Rouser