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By Darryl Greer & Dylan Robertson, The Canadian Press, May 9, 2024

A Canadian diplomat and an RCMP officer heaped praise and gratitude on a sanctioned Haitian businessman that Global Affairs accuses of gangland connections, after he allowed a helicopter airlift of Canadian citizens and police at his luxury golf course last month, emails provided by his lawyers suggest.

Emails attributed to consul Catherine Brazeau show her telling businessman Reynold Deeb in French that his assistance was “exceptional,” and giving him “a big thank you … on behalf of the entire embassy team.”

The emails also suggest Deeb, whose activities Global Affairs says protect and enable “armed criminal gangs,” was provided with trip plans and passenger lists for helicopter flights…