On Sunday Haitians will commemorate 35 years since a popular uprising ousted the brutal 3-decade long Duvalier dictatorship. Unfortunately, however, February 7 portends the revival of Duvalierism. A neo-Duvalierist president who should be leaving office is extending his term against the wishes of most Haitians and constitutional experts.
In Fall 2019 David Suzuki, Maude Barlow, Roger Waters, Amir Khadir, Will Prosper, George Eliot Clark, Yann Martel, Linda McQuaig and 100 others signed an open letter calling on “the Canadian government to stop backing a corrupt, repressive and illegitimate Haitian president.”
The Federal government needs to heed that call and stop supporting the revival of Duvalierism in Haiti.
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This action is sponsored by The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and Solidarité Québec Haïti.
Posted Feb. 2, 2021