Mr. Speaker, another dramatic turn of events in the Haitian tragedy took place in Port-au-Prince yesterday. A few days before the May 21 deadline set by the UN Security Council for the military dictators to leave power, they appointed a puppet president as head of state instead.
The Bloc Quebecois protests and vehemently condemns this masquerade. The Canadian government must stop waffling on the Haitian issue. Has Canada obtained all the assurances it wanted from the Dominican Republic that that country will respect the total embargo and how much longer must we wait for Canada to take a clear and unequivocal position? Canada must stand ready to intervene, in co-operation with the international comunity, to end what is going on in Haiti once and for all.